Top Tips for Holiday Travel

 

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A long-time energy technology executive, Angelo Robert Santamaria has leveraged his experience to serve Massachusetts companies American Superconductor, Oasys Water, and PanelClaw. Throughout his career, Angelo R. Santamaria has enjoyed spending his free time traveling.

As the holiday season approaches, many individuals and families begin making plans to visit loved ones across the globe. While you arrange your trip, you may find yourself dreading the process of traveling during such a busy time of year. With a few tips, however, you can make holiday travel much easier:

1. Know when to travel – Not only is it important to refrain from booking tickets on the days immediately surrounding holidays, but it is also crucial that you travel at the right time of day. Leaving as early or as late as possible will help you avoid the biggest crowds when flying or driving.

2. Be careful when packing – Traveling for the holidays means that you will need to find room for presents in your luggage. When flying with gifts, wait until you arrive to wrap them in case travel officials need to inspect them more closely. If you plan on giving expensive presents, then you should keep them on your person to avoid losing them along with your bags.

3. Download a helpful app – For a little extra travel assistance, you can download any number of apps that will make your trip easier. When flying, GateGuru will give you regular updates about your flight and airport congestion. On the road, the Good Hands Service application can help if you become stranded and need help.

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How You Can Contribute to the Conservation of Fresh Water

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The former vice president of the Massachusetts-based company American Superconductor, Angelo Robert Santamaria is an experienced executive within the global manufacturing industry. After his role with American Superconductor, Angelo R. Santamaria served as the vice president of global manufacturing operations for Oasys Water, a technology company that produces industrialized wastewater treatment products.

The treatment of industrialized wastewater is an important component of maintaining the health of the Earth’s fresh water sources, including lakes and rivers, which make up about 15 percent of the planet’s surface area. The world’s stores of fresh water are at risk due to threats posed by the growing human population, unsustainable water use, climate change, and industrial exploitation. While there are many non-profit groups dedicated to the conservation of water, there are certain actions that individuals can take in their own homes in order to contribute personally to the protection of fresh water.

According to an article published by National Geographic, taking actions like decorating the front and backyard of a home with plants native to the area can be a helpful way to conserve water. This is especially true for those who live in desert climates, where keeping a non-native plant alive can require an exorbitant amount of water on a daily basis.

Another simple way to conserve water is to install low-flow shower heads in the home, and to turn the tap off while washing dishes or brushing one’s teeth. Additionally, the article suggests that leaky faucets should always be fixed promptly, as an unfixed faucet may cause 10 or more gallons of unnecessary water loss per day.

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk to Be Held September 24th

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An MBA graduate of Northeastern University, Angelo Robert Santamaria has two decades of experience as a business leader within the global manufacturing industry, including an executive role with energy technology company American Superconductor. Outside of his professional life, Angelo R. Santamaria is a supporter of charitable causes like the Jimmy Fund, a non-profit organization that provides funding for cancer research and patient care at the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Every year in the fall, the Jimmy Fund asks its supporters to participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk in order to raise money for the cause. The event takes place along routes that span the entirety of the traditional Boston Marathon course, with four different routes ranging in distance from 3.1 miles to 26.2 miles to accommodate the needs of participants at all levels of physical ability. The event has raised almost $120 million for cancer research over the last 28 years.

The 2017 walk, sponsored by Hyundai, will take place on Sunday, September 24th. Participants over the age of 12 are required to fundraise a minimum of $300 before the day of the walk, while participants 12 years of age and younger must fundraise a minimum of $100. Those who wish to participate in the walk but cannot physically make it to the course have the option of registering as a virtual walker on the organization’s website at www.jimmyfundwalk.org.

The Pan-Mass Challenge – An Annual Tradition Supporting the Jimmy Fund

 

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Former American Superconductor executive Angelo Robert Santamaria is an accomplished manufacturing professional with global experience spanning the water management and alternative energy sectors. In addition to overseeing manufacturing operations at firms such as Oasys Water and American Superconductor Corporation, Angelo Santamaria has also dedicated much of his time to philanthropic causes like The Jimmy Fund.

Since 1948, The Jimmy Fund has leveraged the support of communities throughout Massachusetts and beyond to provide millions of dollars in funding to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its ongoing efforts to advance cancer treatment. An official charity of organizations including the Boston Red Sox and the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, The Jimmy Fund receives donations from a variety of philanthropic groups and events, but its most significant contributor remains the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC).

The Pan-Mass Challenge is a state-wide charity bicycle race consisting of 12 routes that traverse the state of Massachusetts. Since its inception in 1980, the event has grown into the largest athletic charity event in the United States, raising more funds than any other charity athletic competition. The annual bike-a-thon attracts thousands of cyclists, donors, sponsors, and volunteers each year and has raised $547 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It provides over half of the annual revenue collected by the Jimmy Fund, making it the largest organizational supporter of Dana-Farber’s groundbreaking work.

The 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge is slated to take place on August 5 and 6, 2017. For more information, visit www.pmc.org.

A New Study Has Advanced Our Understanding of Superconductors

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The former senior vice president of global manufacturing operations at American Superconductor, Angelo R. Santamaria has amassed over two decades of experience in the manufacturing sector. Over the course of his career, Angelo Santamaria has made contributions to fields including wastewater management, solar power, and wind energy, and his work at American Superconductor helped facilitate the development of the first commercially manufactured superconductors.

Recent research conducted by an international team of condensed matter physicists and materials scientists has presented groundbreaking new implications for the future of superconductors and, therefore, energy efficiency. Published in a recent edition of Nature Physics by researchers from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy; Politecnico di Milano; and Università Cattolica di Brescia, the study explored the electronic interactions within a complex superconductive material containing bismuth, copper, and oxygen.

The team used a series of laser pulses to first disrupt the material’s equilibrium state, then separated and examined the individual electron interactions as the superconductor returned to equilibrium. These snapshots, as dubbed by the research team, revealed a rather intriguing property: electrons within the material did not repel on each other while at room temperature, meaning that they were free to move along a unified current.

This study has opened the door to a possible solution for one of the most significant challenges in the study of superconductors; typically, superconductors that would otherwise be ideal take on insulating properties at higher temperatures, preventing the efficient flow of an electric current. By developing a material that retains its superconductive properties at room temperature, scientists could pave the way for efficiency improvements in the energy sector, magnetic resonance imaging, and innovative transportation.

East Coast Ramps Up Offshore Wind Power Capacities

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With extensive experience in the semiconductor supply sphere, Angelo Santamaria has served as vice president of American Superconductor. Also holding responsibilities as general manager of the American Superconductor’s Wires business unit, Angelo Santamaria engaged in guiding global manufacturing operations.

One area of leadership focus was on wind turbines designs that drove efficiencies and revenue expansion within competitive markets. The wind energy market is one that continues to grow in the United States, even in the face of a momentum shift that has witnessed President Donald Trump urging increases in natural gas and coal production.

At the forefront of this focus is Massachusetts, with the state’s Department of Energy Resources taking proactive steps to comply with a mandate signed by the Governor last year to achieve 1,600 megawatts in offshore wind power over the next decade. In a recent bid, Eversource Energy and National Grid Plc, and Unitil Corp. submitted proposals to purchase up to 800 megawatts in offshore wind energy. This comes in the wake of the December Rhode Island opening of a 30 megawatt installation that represents America’s first ever offshore wind farm. Other such projects are slated to for locations off of New York and the North Carolina coast.

The Story of “Jimmy” and the Jimmy Fund

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While vice president and general manager of the American Superconductor Corporation Wires Business Unit, Angelo Robert Santamaria developed the first manufacturing capability for a commercially available wire superconductor. In addition to his work with American Superconductor and other engineering companies like Oasys Water and Panelclaw, Angelo R. Santamaria supports the Jimmy Fund.

Founded in 1948, the Jimmy Fund was created when the Variety Club of New England held a radio broadcast featuring Dr. Sidney Farber’s 12-year-old leukemia patient Einar (Jimmy) Gustafson. During the broadcast, the Boston Braves baseball team –Gustafson’s heroes–visited him in the hospital. The show had asked listeners to donate funds for a TV set so that Jimmy could watch Braves games, but surpassed its goal and raised more than $200,000. From there, the Jimmy Fund transformed from a one-time good will effort into a fundraising organization dedicated to supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Sidney Farber founded the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and played an instrumental role in developing the modern chemotherapy treatment for cancer. Gustafson, called “Jimmy” to safeguard his identity, went on to appear at many of the foundation’s early events. After he withdrew, the public assumed he had died, as prognoses for children with cancer were dire at the time. In truth, Gustafson survived his cancer and went on to have children and grandchildren. He returned to the public eye on the 50th anniversary of that initial radio show and received recognition as an honorary Jimmy Fund chairman.

Three Ways to Contribute to the Jimmy Fund

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Angelo Santamaria has 20 years of experience as a business leader and global manufacturing professional, and previously held the position of senior vice president of global manufacturing operations for the American Superconductor. Outside of his work, Angelo Santamaria gives back to the community through the support of charitable initiatives like the Jimmy Fund.

The Jimmy Fund is an organization that raises money for cancer research to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Interested parties can contribute by volunteering, participating, and donating.

Jimmy Fund volunteers complete many valuable tasks, such as working at fundraising events and helping with tasks at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition to giving their time, some volunteers also sign up to donate blood or bone marrow.

The Jimmy Fund hosts fundraising events throughout the year for people of all ages and abilities. The organization offers an event finder tool via its website to match willing participants with fundraising events that suit their personal interests and passions.

It’s simple to donate funds directly to the charity through its online portal, and donors have the option of directing their donations to a specific area of research or in honor of a loved one.

Fresh Water is More Important Today than Ever

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Angelo Robert Santamaria is a business executive who formerly worked for the American Superconductor in Devens, Massachusetts. In his most recent position, Angelo R. Santamaria operated as the vice president of global manufacturing operations for the forward osmosis technology company, Oasys Water.

Oasys Water focuses on the provision of forward osmosis technology to treat industrial wastewater in the United States and China. The company’s aim is to use creative solutions for high recovery desalination to supplement the world’s diminishing supply of fresh water.

Though scientists and researchers have no definite way to determine the future of the world’s natural water resources, factors such as climate change and increasing demand from a growing world population are projected to create a scarcity of fresh water. In the last several years, drought, overuse of natural resources, and rising temperatures have caused fresh water problems for people in many countries, including Brazil, Iran, and the United States. Data collected by the UN suggests that current water usage trends are unsustainable. They project that in the next 13 years, the world will only maintain three-fifths of the amount of water that it needs if current methods of use continue.