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Carnegie Mellon University

Two in a row!  Carnegie Mellon University and its Department of Materials Science and Engineering will once again host the EBSD topical conference in Pittsburgh, PA.  The department has an excellent history of progressive EBSD usage, and it houses a state-of-the-art microscopy suite that will be utilized for on-site demonstrations. 

Rangos Hall (Ballroom) within the University Center of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will provide the main venue for EBSD 2014.  The plenary meeting room accommodates up to 160 participants in classroom style to facilitate note-taking.  Participants will be provided wireless access throughout the CMU campus.  In addition:

·         One section of the Rangos Hall immediately adjacent to the tutorial and technical sessions will accommodate vendor tables as well as coffee and snacks throughout the meeting;

·         Lunch is provided for attendees.  The University Center provides plenty of space for attendees to eat lunch, including the Hoch commons area, Foster and General Motors Dining room, as well as the Merson Courtyard outside.

·         Poster sessions will take place in the Connan room immediately downstairs from the meeting venue within the University Center.

·         Live vendor demonstrations on EBSD and SEM equipment will take place in the J. Earl and Mary Roberts (JEMR) Microstructural Characterization suite managed by the CMU Materials Science and Engineering department.  The JEMR suite is located in the Roberts Engineering Building, a 10 minute walk from the University Center. 


CMU campus maps are provided at this link:

-- University Center is Building 29 in the map.

--The JEMR facility is in Roberts Engineering Hall, Building 22 in the map


Layout of the CMU University Center is provided at this link:


Parking information: The East Campus Garage is a multi-level parking garage only a 2 minute walk from the CMU University Center.  The Gates Garage is more accessible for those vendors needing better access to Roberts Engineering Hall and the JEMR facility.  Parking rates are provided at this link:

If you have a pre-paid pass, you can pick it up at Check-In.  Simply park at the East Campus garage first, get a ticket for your vehicle, and then walk to Rangos Hall and pick up your parking pass, badge, etc.  When you leave the garage, you show your pass, which is reusable for the days you purchased. 

Pre-paid parking pass available at:


Beyond the topical conference, Pittsburgh offers significant amenities.  The Carnegie Musuems are within walking distance from the meeting, as are excellent restaraunts and other eating establishments.  Within a 15 minute taxi ride resides the Cultural District, Southside Works, and PNC Park - home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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