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Student Membership

Whether you’re a post-secondary or graduate-level student, or a recent graduate, there’s an ACerS membership designed specifically for both your current and future leadership and career development needs.


Are you a current student?

Material Advantage—the ACerS, AIST, ASM and TMS student program—is the premier membership for students who want to make the most out of their ceramic and materials engineering education. Any student currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution majoring in the field of materials science and engineering, or a related engineering discipline, is eligible to join Material Advantage for just $30!


Are you a graduate student studying ceramics or glass?

The Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN) is a new group of ACerS that addresses the leadership and career development needs of graduate-level students who have a primary interest in ceramics and glass. Find out more about GGRN or join by visiting the GGRN webpage.


Are you a recent graduate?

All Material Advantage Student Members are eligible to receive a free 12-month Associate Membership, a $120 value, following the completion of their secondary or post-secondary education. Annual Associate Membership dues are just $40 after your complimentary membership expires. Complete the application online or download it and mail or fax it to start your free year-long membership today!


Join ACerS now!   Vital for success

 Why wait? Start accessing the countless benefits and savings of ACerS/Material Advantage Student Membership today!




“MA has given me countless opportunities for outreach, leadership, professional development, and networking that have been vital to my success. All students should join MA not only to better themselves as students and professionals, but to also integrate themselves into the professional societies that they will be a part of for the rest of their career.” -Lisa Rueschhoff, Purdue University

Membership Benefits for Students  

ACerS delivers valuable ceramic-related resources to students, helping in class and lab work and future endeavors. ACerS exclusive member benefits include:


Ready to take your involvement to the next level? If you have a strong interest in ceramics and hold strong leadership qualities, you can play an active part in the future of the ceramics profession through ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA). The PCSA is a student-led committee whose mission is to engage students as active and long-term leaders in the ceramics community and to increase participation in ACerS at the local and national levels. All PCSA delegates are nominated by their faculty advisors. 



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Contact Tricia Freshour for more details about Student, Global Graduate Researcher Network, and Associate Membership with ACerS!


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