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Attend ISA Technical Training Camp—Philadelphia 2015:

Presented by ISA and the ISA Philadelphia Section

The courage to challenge people

The courage to challenge people

Online  —  By attending one or more of the intensive, technical training events that make up ISA Technical Training Camp, you’ll attain the comprehensive, in-depth training you need to reach your true potential.

During four consecutive weeks in August, ISA’s world-renowned subject-matter experts will assemble in Pennsylvania to provide intensive, world-class technician skills, automation engineering, safety and security courses with these outstanding benefits:

  • Highly condensed, rigorous instruction that speeds learning and mastery of skills while saving time and expenses
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for each course successfully completed
  • The opportunity to take multiple ISA training courses at one location


Ives Equipment Corporation
601 Croton Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
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ISA’s 2015 Process Control & Safety Symposium

Houston Marriott Westchase | 09-12 Nov 2015

Seven ISA Divisions Team up For Event

2015-PCS-web-page-imageThe 2015 Process Control Symposium-Sponsored by Process Measurement and Control, Safety and Security, Chemical and Petroleum, Communications, Education, Pulp and Paper, Management Division of ISA and the ISA Houston Section will bring a world-class program, exhibit, and networking event in Houston, Texas, in November 2015.

Conference tracks, featuring sessions led by the world’s leading experts, will cover critical instrumentation, communications, control systems, safety and security topics.

Engineers, technicians, and plant managers from the oil and gas, refining, chemical, petrochemical, and other process industries will benefit from this three-day intensive event.

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ISA Philadelphia 2015 Scholarship Awards

Our 2015 Section Scholarship award honors students who show exemplary performance in academics, the community, and look forward to careers where automation and controls play an important role.

The scholarship honors three past Philadelphia section presidents – Ross Forman, C. Blair Ives, and Cliff McLaughlin. These three gentlemen were truly giants of the past and illustrate the amazing history our chapter has in the development and progress in controls and automation.

It is fitting that we are awarding three candidates this year – two honorable mention candidates will be awarded $200 each, and the scholarship winner will be awarded $1000 to offset the cost of their education. All three candidates are good students, have been service oriented in the community, are involved in their school and discipline, and are great citizens of faith and honor. There are no losers here!

Technology changes in less than a year (the line ten years ago was technology changes every 18 months – shows my age!). If technology turns over as such, we need smart people to take the reigns for the future of ISA (and this section). From the looks of our award winners, we are in great hands.

Our honorees are:

Adam Poluka (honorable mention winner, center) with sponsor Charles Bissell (left) and Scholarship Chairman Fred DiPasquale at our May meeting.

Adam Poluka (honorable mention) – Adam is a graduating senior at Harriton HS and will be heading to Cornell University for Engineering. Adam had a 4.96 GPA at Harriton, National Honor Society member, took numerous AP classes, finished math early and is taking Vector Calculus online from the University of Illinois.

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Nine Local ISA Courses Featuring a 4 Day Technician Boot Camp

July & August ISA Training in King of Prussia

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All courses to be held in King Of Prussia, PA – See more at:

Unemployed ISA members benefits extended by nine months

ISA1ColorPosBlueResearch Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA — The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced the reinstatement of an ISA member benefit that enables ISA members who are unemployed at their membership renewal date to extend their full membership status by nine months.

An ISA member who has become unemployed should contact ISA (by email at or by phone by calling +1 919-549-8411) to request a one-time, nine-month extension of his or her current membership term.

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