AVS  Rocky Mountain Chapter

Established 1967

Chair Svitlana Pylypenko, Colorado School of Mines

2017 AVS Symposium

On September 20 – 23, 2017 the annual Rocky Mountain AVS Symposium was held at the Westminster DoubleTree Hotel.  The topic for the main technical session will be Tiny House – Building Science – Innovations in Building Technologies

Colorado School of Mines Student Chapter


The AVS Board of Directors has approved the formation of the Colorado School of Mines Student Chapter on April 27, 2016. Congratulations to the students and their advisors. Watch the Student Chapter webpage for upcoming events.

RMCAVS Symposium 2017

2017 Rocky Mountain AVS Symposium  Sept 19-22

RMCAVS Symposium 2016

2016 Rocky Mountain AVS Symposium  Sept 20 -23


14 Billion Year History of the Universe Leading to Materials Science

RMCAVS Symposium 2015

Present Board Members

  • Chair:                        Svitlana Pylypenko,  Colorado School of Mines
  • Chair Elect:              Michael Simmons, Intellivation LLC
  • Past Chair:               Lorelle Mansfield, National Renewable Energy Labs
  • Secretary:                Tim Ohno, Colorado School of Mines
  • Treasurer:                Rosine Ribelin, Ascent Solar

Executive Committee Members

  • Grant Armstrong
  • James Burst, Ball Aerospace
  • Andrew S. Cavanagh  CU Boulder
  • Steven Decaluwe, Colorado School of Mines
  • Tim Gessert,  U Illinois Chicago
  • Steve Harvey,  NREL
  • Glenn Teeter, NREL
  • Neil Peacock
  • Jing Zhou, U Wyoming

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AVS covers Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Utah.

Our chapter is comprised of members who come from academia, national laboratories and industry.

RMCAVS Annual Activities

Each year our chapter has an active vendor show, symposium and short course program in September. We participate in educational outreach through the Colorado Association of Science Teachers (CAST) to provide monetary awards to outstanding physical science teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The Chapter sponsors one teacher each year to attend the Science Educators Workshop at the International AVS Symposium.

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We are always interested in expanding our membership and finding candidates who would like to be more involved. If you are interested in serving in a chapter leadership position or participating in one or more of our activities please contact us. www.avs.org/Chapters/Rocky-Mtn

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