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Kick-start your materials career through involvement in ACerS student activities


Whether you’re a post-secondary or graduate-level student, or a recent graduate, there’s room for you to grow and explore your materials interests with ACerS. Our student programs and activities are designed specifically to address your current and future leadership and career development needs.  


The premier student membership option for full-time students is the Material Advantage Student Program. Material Advantage provides membership of only $30 per year with benefits and access to the following prominent materials science and engineering societies.  Join Material Advantage today!


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Graduate network

Are you a graduate student? You’ve made the decision to further your education by obtaining a masters or Ph.D.—a decision that requires extensive research in a specialized area of interest. If that interest includes ceramics or glass, ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN) is your first stop on the path toward post-graduate success. GGRN is a new group of ACerS that targets and engages graduate-level students who have a primary interest in ceramics and glass.


Join GGRN and enjoy access to ACerS invaluable information, expertise, and programming resources as well as a network of graduate-level students, just like yourself, who are looking for a place to call their professional home. 



Associate membership

Are you a recent graduate? ACerS can help you succeed by offering you a FREE Associate Membership for the first year following graduation. By becoming an ACerS Associate Member, you’ll have access to valuable resources that will benefit you now and throughout your career. 


Complete the membership application online or download the application and mail or fax it.



Information resources


Career development and mentoring 

Get involved in PCSA. Do you have a keen interest in ceramics and strong leadership qualities? If so, help shape the future of the ceramics profession by getting involved in ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA). The PCSA is a student-led committee whose mission is to engage students as active and long-term leaders in the ceramics community and to increase participation in ACerS at the local and national levels. All PCSA delegates are nominated by their faculty advisors.


Click here to learn more about the PCSA’s goals and future plans.


Other opportunities for career development and mentoring:


Networking and new opportunities


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