This week’s edition of Where Are They Now asks (but does not answer) the question: what’s up with the Particle Society of Minnesota?
The history stretches, officially, way back to the year 2000. An October 4, 2000 report by PCI (the Paint & Coatings Industry) newsletter announced:
Particle Society of Minnesota Forms
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Particle Society of Minnesota, an organization with the mission to promote an interdisciplinary approach to particle science, is being formed in association with the Center for Interfacial Engineering at the University of Minnesota; the Engineering Research Center at the University of Florida, Gainesville; the Particle Division of the Adhesion Society; the Particle Technology Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; and the Adhesives and Sealants Council.
The Society will involve academic and industrial particle-science professionals in continuing education in this area utilizing expertise from the fields of mechanical and chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, and physics. This organization will also bring particle-science professionals together to form networks that will support professional and career growth….
From that humble beginning, the Particle Society of Minnesota eventually grew into its current level of obscurity.
BONUS: One detective agency’s report on the Particle Society of Minnesota.