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Attention, Young Tribologists! STLE is accepting applications for the Early Career Researcher Awards, now through February 24. These awards honor outstanding contributions to the field of tribology made by students and recent graduates. The award includes a certificate and lodging costs at the STLE Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Remember, the deadline is February 24. Follow this link to learn more:

STLE is coming to Atlanta! Watch this space for info on the Early Career Researcher Awards!

And don't forget: Student Poster submissions close on March 15.

Please join us for the 72nd Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 21-25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Atlant...

The deadline for submitting abstracts to the 2017 STLE Annual Meeting has been extended to end of day on Monday, October 17, 2016. Submit your abstract to one of nearly 20+ technical tracks by going to

Welcome to STLE Young Tribologists -- what are you working on today? Connect with us today here, LinkedIn, or Twitter @youngtribos to see what topics are trending.

We're rebooting the Young Tribologists page on Facebook! If there's any content in particular you'd like to see here, let us know!

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#STLE2014 Housing Award applications due March 31 - want a free room at the conference? Get your application in!

We have also opened up the course assistants registration - if you'd like to attend an education course for FREE by serving as a course assistant, be sure you mark the course you're interested in when registering for the conference.

Finally, poster abstract submission is this weekend - March 15.


More details on all three can be found here:

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To help us celebrate, join us for this FREE webinar (on 3/6) focusing on the history of lubrication, given by Rafael Tadmor from Lamar University - event is open to the first 100 registrants (all others can view it via recording after the event takes place).…

We're celebrating our 70th birthday (taking place on March 3), and we're looking to members to contribute their STLE histories. Have a special photo from an STLE event? Or a special memory or story you'd like to share with other members? Submit here or via email to!

Are you keeping track of the conferences and continuing education you attend? If not, you may want to consider tracking that, along with these items:

What's on your list of career-related resolutions? Check out the latest Career Coach article for some insight:

Preview for all you YPs! September Career Coach article on whether you should consider a counteroffer

"Tribology does not stop at the edge of the materials; it bridges the gaps." See our new post on STLE's blog: 5 Minutes with Hamed Ghaednia. Want to be featured? Email Kara at

Just posted: Kyle Roget and his award-winning poster presentation from #STLE2012. Watch the video below and read his extended abstract here:…

Want to be featured on our blog? We have features similar to the "20 Minutes" column in TLT - except it's a little shorter - so we have "5 Minutes with...(insert your name!)". It gives you a chance to talk about your work, your research, or anything you find particularly interesting in the field. If you're interested in being featured, email Kara at See current features here by clicking below and searching "5 Minutes"

We're in Orlando, FL next year for the Annual Meeting - feel free to forward ideas (locations, activities, etc.) you'd like us to consider for the student and young professional networking event! Send ideas to Kara at If you'd like to see all upcoming dates, just click here:

We've provided a Calendar of Events at STLE where you may filter events by category, location, months or by week.

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Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers - STLE added 10 new photos from May 2013 to the album: 2013 STLE Annual Meeting.
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More photos can be found at! And start tagging!