Share Your Work Story in Honor of Corrosion Awareness Day

Corrosion Awareness Day is an opportunity for corrosion and coatings industry professionals worldwide to inform business leaders, government officials and the public about the effects of corrosion on people, assets, and the environment, and what can be done to mitigate and control it.  

The global cost of corrosion is estimated to be US$2.5 trillion, which is equivalent to 3.4% of the global GDP (2013). AMPP members in more than 130 countries are united in the fight against corrosion to protect critical infrastructure by studying the behavior of materials and coatings in different environments and innovating new ways to monitor, mitigate, and prevent corrosion.

Join AMPP and your industry peers in ‘Sharing Your Story’

If you are a CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo attendee, chances are the corrosion industry or community has positively impacted you in some way. Join colleagues from around the globe in sharing what drives their passion to work in the corrosion industry. Share your story as a status update on social media (i.e., LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) by answering any or all of the following questions as a post in your feed.

  • Who or what sparked your interest in a career in corrosion?
  • How would you explain your job to family and friends who are unfamiliar with the industry?
  • What aspects of your career do you find most energizing?
  • Do you have a mentor who inspired your or helped you develop your career path?
  • How are you working to develop the next generation of corrosion professionals?
  • What are the most interesting trends you see in the corrosion industry today?

Please use the hashtags #corrosion2021 and #corrosionawarenessday to share and track stories from corrosion professionals around the globe! Be sure to follow AMPP’s social media pages (@ampporg) where we will share your stories in the coming weeks.

Experiments at Home  

Looking for a way to share your passion for corrosion with your family? In 2005, the NACE Foundation developed the Corrosion Toolkit (cKit™) to create a fun and stimulating learning experience for students to help challenge, inspire and educate students on corrosion science and engineering.  

Check out this video demonstration presented by Andy Nydam on ‘Experiment #3: Fruit “Juice” Objective.  

To learn more about the Foundation’s activities and how it raises funds to promote awareness and create educational opportunities for the future global corrosion workforce, please visit: https://nace-foundation.org/.

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