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January 5th, 2014

Ceramic Education Council

Published on January 5th, 2014 | Edited by: Peter Wray

 

Mission

Founded in 1938, the Ceramic Education Council (CEC) is an organization dedicated to stimulating, promoting and improving ceramic education. The CEC provides a forum for discussing issues pertinent to ceramic education, curricula, and institutional affairs. The CEC works to engage those concerned with ceramic education to implement improvements that benefit students, educators, and the public knowledge of ceramics.

 

Activities

The CEC supports the participation of students through organizing events at ACerS meetings. In 2013, the CEC organized career roundtables at PACRIM 10, and is planning future events such as lunch with industry and student networking events at MS&T. The CEC also holds a biennial symposium on education topics at the Annual Meeting, and invites international and industrial members to give presentations. The next symposium is tentatively planned for 2014.  If you would like to propose any additional CEC coordinated activities for an upcoming ACerS meeting, please contact the CEC Secretary.

 

The CEC also keeps a database of ceramic faculty from around the world. To be added to our database, please contact the CEC Secretary.

 

Outstanding Educator Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize truly outstanding work and creativity in teaching, in directing student research, or in the general educational process (lectures, publications, etc.) of ceramic educators.  The deadline for nominations is January 15th of each year prior to the annual meeting.

 
Nominating Process:

Any interested individual or group may nominate a person. A personal history and three-page description of teaching efforts and consequences of this work will be used for the judging.  The suggested three-page description might include descriptions of typical ceramic courses taught, course evaluation data, descriptions of courses or labs developed by the individual, data on number of these supervised, a publication list highlighting books, reviews, or tutorial articles, descriptions of educational programs developed, and educational service within the broader ceramics community. Attachments might include letters of support by colleagues and current or former students.  A nomination will remain active for three years.

 

A committee made up of the two immediate past recipients of the award and the current President-elect of the Ceramic Education Council, who will act as chairman of the committee, will select the winner.

 

Send nominations to:

Marcia Stout
The American Ceramic Society
600 N. Cleveland Ave., Suite 210
Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 614-794-5821
Fax: 614-794-5881

mstout@ceramics.org

 

Download the CEC Outstanding Educator recipient list.

 

 

Officers

CEC Counselor
William Hammetter
Sandia National Laboratories
MS 1411

PO Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185
P: (505) 272-7603

 

CEC Vice President

Shen Dillon
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
838 Sedgegrass Dr.
Champaign, IL 61822-2024
P: (937) 231-0569

     

CEC President

Edward M. Sabolsky
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Eng. Assistant
West Virginia University
PO Box 6106
Morgantown, WV 26506-6106
P: (304) 293-3111

 

CEC Secretary
Sumin Zhu
Vesuvius Research
103 Elizabeth Ln
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
P: (573) 746-0202

 

     

CEC President-Elect

Erica L. Corral
The University of Arizona
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Harshbarger Building, 338C
Tucson, AZ 85721-0012
P: (520) 621-8115

   

 

 

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