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In 1979, Tom Quimby a founder of the Alaska Section, held the first organizational meeting in his home, and donated a great deal of time to the Society. Tom felt strongly about the value of education and worked proactively with Kenai Community College in support of their Industrial Instrumentation degree program and promoted the scholarship program as part of that support. 

In 2008 The ISA Alaska Section made history by establishing the “Tom Quimby Memorial Endowment Fund” with the largest ever single-source donation for the ISA Foundation's student scholarship program. The donation of $50,000 was matched by a $50,000 contribution coming from a matching program approved by the ISA Executive Board. The endowment will be used to provide scholarships to students studying the arts and sciences related to the theory, design, manufacture, and use of instrumentation, systems, and automation. With this endowment, the ISA Alaska Section will change the lives of dozens of students over the coming years.

So thanks Tom, for foresight and leadership. 

Thanks vendors and members for support of the shows. 

Thanks National ISA for matching what we were able to put in.”


  • ISA Alaska Section Scholarship (due by midnight Wednesday, September 14, 2022)

    ISA Alaska Section Scholarship

    The ISA Alaska Section plans to award scholarships, including the Tom Quimby Memorial Scholarship.  These scholarships will be awarded for the 2022/2023 academic year to students enrolled in an undergraduate or technical program preparing for a technical career.  Students in engineering, electrical technology, instrumentation technology, process technology, and/or other closely related fields are especially encouraged to apply.


    Applicants must have been enrolled as a student during the 2022 Spring Semester in an accredited university, college, or technical school, and must be in an engineering or technical trade curriculum. The applicant (or applicant’s sponsor) must be a current member of ISA.  Join ISA today.

    Applications are to be submitted via e-mail to:

    by midnight Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

     Application Requirements

    • Provide applicant’s complete name and contact information (mailing address/phone number).
    • Include brief Letter of Introduction, defining interests and career objectives.
    • Provide the name and address of the educational institution you are enrolled or registered for the Fall 2022 Semester.
    • Provide the degree program in which the applicant is officially admitted.
    • Include Unofficial Transcript. (Minimum 2.6 GPA)
    • ISA Member Name. (if different than applicant, explain relationship)
    • Provide the ISA Membership Number.



    The ISA selection committee will meet in September of 2022, to review applications.  All applications that provide all required documents specifically including a letter of introduction, demonstrating interest in a technical career, will be included in the pool from which the selection committee will choose the scholarship recipients.


    The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the student.  One payment will be made during the fall semester, 2022, and a second payment will be made at the start of the spring semester, 2023, provided the student maintains the minimum grade point requirement. Prior to the second payment disbursement, the recipient must send an updated unofficial transcript to an ISA contact below, in order to verify academic progress.


    Please direct all questions to:

    James Neeley

    Or Rick Germaine

    And copy in 

  • Rupture Disks, Safety Heads, and Bursts Sensors Technology Seminar

    Alaska ISA section hosts presentation (with CE credits available):
    The presentation will begin at 11:30 am last until 12:30 pm leaving time for questions.
    BS&B Safety Systems Inc., announces a seminar program which is designed to help companies keep personnel up-to-date on the latest advancements in rupture disk technology.
    Presented by Chris Kesselring, BS&B Safety Systems, Chemical / Petrochemical / Refinery, a trained and experienced BS&B Sales Manager, (918) 605-8051, Chris.Kesselring@
    The seminar will be of particular interest to project, process, safety and maintenance engineers and any other personnel that wish to attend.
    Here is a partial list of the topics that will be discussed in the seminar on Rupture Disk Technology Basic Information on Rupture Disks
    The different types and features of each will be discussed with actual samples shown.
    Rupture Disk Selection
    How to select the right rupture disk for your application will be covered in detail.
    Relief Valve Isolation and Testing
    This will be demonstrated with a relief valve and rupture disk combination. Procedures and benefits will be explained.
    Codes, Safety, Government Regulation
    Codes affecting rupture disks will be explained. How rupture disks can be used to increase safety and to meet government regulations, will be demonstrated.

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