Chair: Lori A. Neu – 412-624-8413



Posters presented at the American Scientific Symposiums are usually a mixture of text, tables, pictures and graphs.


Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson began his education as a scientific glassblower at Salem Community College in 1986. He has been employed as a scientific glassblower with Greatglas Inc., Wilmington, Delaware – 1986 to 1988, Honeywell Inc., Bloomington, Minnesota – 1988 to 1989, Aldrich Chemical Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 1989 to 1994, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska – 1994 to 1999. He is currently a Senior Scientific Glassblower with the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Steve has been a member of the American Scientific Glassblowing Society since 1987. He is currently the Awards Committee Chairman. He has been a member of the Midwest Section of the ASGS since 1989 and has held each of the officer positions.

Tracy Drier 

Following his studies in scientific glassblowing at Salem Community College, Tracy accepted a position at Aldrich Chemical Company in Milwaukee. Since 2000 he has been working for the Chemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is an accomplished presenter at ASGS Symposia, having presented papers, posters and demonstrations. Received the Karl Walther Award for best Fusion Article and the Helmut-Dreschel Achievement Award in 2012.


Ginny M. Grieb“Ancient Lenses”


Mike Souza – “Constructing a High Resolution Spectroscopy Cell”

Mike Souza is internationally recognized as one of the top scientific glassblowers working in cutting edge research. He began his career in 1973 as an apprentice at Kontes / Martin Glass in Evanston, IL. For the past 27 years he has been the scientific glassblower at Princeton University and has consulted and worked for research institutes across the world. Souza is a Past President of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society. He manages and edits the ASGS Facebook site and has authored dozens of publications that have appeared in Glass & Scientific Journals and has been a lecturer demonstrator at Corning Museum of Glass, GAS, IFC and numerous universities across the USA.