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Young Professionals


Join ACerS’ Young Professionals Network!

ACerS is a dynamic, welcoming community of engineers, scientists, and ceramic materials professionals. The Young Professional Network (YPN) is designed for ACerS members in their first 10 years of employment who are under the age of 40. If that’s you, contact Megan Bricker to get involved!


Join ACerS YPN now!   Invaluable connections

Why wait? Start accessing the countless benefits of ACerS Young Professionals Network today!


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“The connections that I’ve made through The American Ceramic Society have been invaluable. I highly encourage anyone to get involved with the Society.”  -Geoff Brennecka, Colorado School of Mines



Are you a recent graduate?

ACerS can help you succeed by offering you a FREE Associate Membership. Young professionals get the first year of membership free and then their second year of membership at the $40 discounted rate. The third year of membership renews at $120. 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 membership application and mail or fax it.



Get involved   Advance your career

Become an Individual or Associate member

Be a mentor for ACerS’ PCSA

Write for JACerS, ACTIJAGS, or ACerS’ Bulletin

Subscribe to Ceramic Tech Today

Present a paper at ACerS meetings

Join YPN recruitment or programming teams

Apply for Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award


ACerS Career Center

Create a Professional Profile, Upload Resume

Ceramic Materials Courses

Materials S&E Graduate Programs

National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE)



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YPN committee chairs

Ed Gorzkowski
Naval Research Labs
Phone: (202) 767-3313
Marissa Reigel
Savannah River National Laboratory
Phone: (803) 819-8419



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