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ICACC 2018 Student and Young Professional Events and Activities

Attention Student and Young Professionals attending ICACC 2018! Don’t miss these events and activities, specifically designed for you:

  • 7th Global Young Investigator ForumThis is a special symposium for young researchers, and all are welcome to attend sessions from Monday afternoon, January 22, through Wednesday morning, January 24. 
  • Student and Young Professional Networking Mixer:  Students and young professionals are invited to attend a networking mixer at the conference hotel on Monday, January 22, 7:30 to 9 p.m.  Swap stories with fellow students and young professionals during this relaxed evening event. 
  • SCHOTT Glass Competition:  This fun design contest, organized by ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA), is scheduled on Tuesday, January 23, 6:45 to 8 p.m., in the Ocean Center Exhibit Hall.  Contestants are given one shot glass, donated by SCHOTT North America, Inc., and 30 minutes to build protection devices using drinking straws. The glasses are then dropped from varying levels until the breaking threshold is reached. The glass with the highest successful drop distance wins!  If you would like to compete, simply come to the exhibit hall at the scheduled time and have fun.
  • Student and Young Professional Talk:  “Publishing in American Ceramic Society Journals: Writing for Search Engine Optimization and Self Marketing” will be presented on Wednesday, January 24, 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.  Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. 
  • NEW competition at ICACC18: The Student and Industry Failure Trials (SIFT) Competition:  The Student and Industry Failure Trials, or SIFT, is a new competition on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the exhibit show floor. The new competition will challenge teams of students, industry professionals, and academics to analyze a ceramic material which has failed in an industrial setting and identify the failure mechanism. Each team will be provided physical specimens of the failed material, as well as additional characterization data, such as x-ray diffraction plots or micrographs as appropriate. The Competition is open to any student from undergraduate through graduate levels of study, and any interested industry professionals or researchers are welcome to participate as advisors to the teams of students. The SIFT Competition is organized by ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA). Come to the exhibit hall show floor to witness this new thought-provoking competition as students enjoy studying failed materials.  Please see the SIFT Competition application form if you are interested in participating in the competition.  If you have questions, please contact Programming Liaisons, Michael Walden and Anneliese E. Brenner.


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