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Young Professionals

Expand your circle through ACerS Young Professionals Network


Join ACerS YPN

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is designed for ACerS members who have completed their terminal degree or are 25 years of age and up to 40 years of age. If that’s you, join today or contact Tricia Freshour!


YPN Mission:

The American Ceramic Society’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) aims to:

  • Attract and retain young professionals as members of The American Ceramic Society
  • Connect young professionals with opportunities to actively contribute and take on leadership roles in the Society
  • Create a technical and social network amongst young professionals within the Society
  • Provide opportunities for professional development training of relevance to young professionals
  • Facilitate networking between YPN members and senior leaders in the ceramics and glass communities

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Invaluable connections

“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

Create a professional profile, upload resume

Be a mentor for ACerS PCSA

Ceramic materials courses

Write for JACerS, ACTIJAGS, or ACerS’ Bulletin

 Participate in free webinars

Subscribe to Ceramic Tech Today  

Present a paper or poster at ACerS meetings

Apply for Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award  

Young Professional Network Co-Chairs and Advisory Committee Representatives


Krista Grayson
Mo-Sci Corporation


Kathleen Shugart
UES at Air Force Research Lab


YPN Advisory Committee Representatives:

Marissa Reigel
Savannah River National Laboratory


Jesse Angle


Mark Losego
Georgia Tech


Charmayne Lonergan
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Adam Stevenson


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