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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 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 current materials science kits in fall 2013. 
  • 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.


Meet the 2016-17 PCSA


The 2016-17 PCSA consists of 50 students from 35 universities, representing 10 countries.  The PCSA has six committees, made up of 4-7 delegates each:

  • Programming
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Recruitment
  • Outreach
  • NEW!  External Partnerships

Universities Represented:

Alfred University
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Boise State University
Case Western Reserve University
Clemson University
Colorado School of Mines
Florida International University
Georgia Institute of Technology
ICMCB-CNRS, University of Bordeaux
Imperial College London
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The Ohio State University
Universidad de Antioquia
University of Aveiro
University of Birmingham
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Central Florida
University of Connecticut
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
University of New South Wales
University of North Texas
University of Oxford
University of Padova
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
University of Virginia
University of the Witwatersrand
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Washington State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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