April 22nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE) was held April 18–21 in Clearwater, Fla., and drew nearly 200 materials scientists, researchers, and engineers from 30 countries. And everyone seems to agree that sustainable solutions for efficient energy harvesting and storage across all industries is the ultimate goal.
February 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Thomson Reuters and AAAS recently honored a long list of highly-cited materials scientists and Mark Miodownik, respectively, for their impactful contributions to science and society.
February 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Hindsight is 20/20, so we asked ceramic and glass experts to proffer their best advice. While they’re leaders, advisors, and role models now, they started somewhere. So listen up—their advice might help you in your own quest for success.
February 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
To inspire and encourage girls' interest in STEM education, DiscoverE Engineering is sponsoring "Girl Day" on February 25 to encourage STEM pros to organize initiatives and activities for girls in their communities.
January 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
In honor of the legendary physicist Richard Feynman and his quantum legacy, California Institute of Technology held a two-day event this week all about quantum science—and it featured one epic video battle.
January 27th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new six-part series created by NSF and NBC Learn, called “Nanotechnology: Super small science,” is exploring just how nanotechnology affects our world and tomorrow’s technology.
December 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the spirit of the giving season, Ted Day, chair of the CGIF and president and CEO of Mo-Sci Corporation, will "match dollar-for-dollar all gifts of $1,000 or more to the CGIF (up to $100,000 total) from now until December 31, 2015,” he wrote in a recent letter to current and future donors.
December 11th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Students and young professionals from around the world are encouraged to attend ACerS Winter Workshop, Jan. 22–25, 2016, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
December 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
U.K. television show "The Great Pottery Throwdown" goes beyond entertaining at the potter’s wheel—the show also uses scientific experts to link traditional ceramics to the world of advanced ceramics. Included in the show’s cadre of experts is none other than ACerS President-elect Bill Lee.
December 1st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
UC Davis professor Ricardo Castro’s "Science of Superheroes" undergraduate course, born from a childhood love of comic books, is capitalizing on pop culture to communicate enthusiasm in materials science to young students.