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President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA)

ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is the student-led committee of ACerS responsible for representing student interests to ACerS and its subsidiary committees, divisions, sections, and classes.  The PCSA is the primary face of ACerS to ceramics and materials science students.   The role of the PCSA delegate and representative is to represent their collegiate institution to PCSA, as well as representing the PCSA and ACerS to their Material Advantage Chapter, Keramos Chapter, and academic department. 


PCSA Mission
The mission of PCSA is to engage students as active and long-term leaders in the ceramics community and to increase participation in ACerS at the local, national, and international levels.


PCSA Goals

  • To coordinate student-focused ceramic programming at technical meetings.
  • To develop and implement ceramics-focused outreach activities.  The PCSA completed the materials science kits in fall 2013. See the link below for more information.
  • To facilitate industry-student relations.
  • To promote ceramic science and engineering at the university and local levels.
  • To provide a way for students and young professionals to become and remain.
    actively engaged as leaders in the ceramic materials community.

Materials Science Kits now available!


Meet the 2013-14 PCSA

 pcsa photo for web


The 2013 – 14 PCSA consists of 38 students from 28 universities.  The PCSA has five committees, made up of 4 – 7 delegates each:

  • Programming
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Recruitment
  • Outreach

Universities Represented:

Alfred University Sheffield Hallam University
Boise State University Texas A&M University
Carnegie Mellon University University of Alabama, Birmingham
Clemson University University of California, Irvine
Colorado School of Mines University of Connecticut
Imperial College London University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) University of Kentucky, Lexington
Loughborough University University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Michigan Tech University of North Texas
Missouri University of Science & Technology University of Virginia
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology University of Washington, Seattle
Ohio State University Vanderbilt University
Pennsylvania State University Virginia Tech
Purdue University Worcester Polytechnic Institute









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