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ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN)


Put yourself on the path toward post-graduate success with ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN)!



What is GGRN?


ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN) is a group of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) that addresses the professional and career development needs of graduate-level research students who have a primary interest in ceramics and glass.


Does this sound like a good fit? If so, GGRN is just for you!


Why do you need GGRN?

You are at a unique point in your student career. You’ve made the decision to further your education by obtaining a masters or Ph.D.—a decision that requires extensive research in a specialized area of interest. If that interest includes ceramics or glass, ACerS GGRN is your first stop on the path toward post-graduate success. Join GGRN and enjoy access to ACerS invaluable information, expertise, and programming resources as well as a network of graduate-level students, just like yourself, who are looking for a place to call their professional home. 


GGRN aims to help graduate students:

  • Engage with The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
  • Build a network of peers and contacts within the ceramics and glass community
  • Have access to professional development tools 


What can GGRN do for you?

GGRN provides graduate students targeted opportunities in the following areas:

  • Networking
  • Connections with other ceramic and glass graduate students – Join the ACerS GGRN Facebook group today!
  • Tools for career preparation – free webinars and “lunch and learn” sessions at meetings
  • Reduced meeting/conference registration fees
  • 24/7 access to ACerS three peer-reviewed technical journals
  • Many more valuable resources and member benefits to engage young ceramic and glass scientists!  


Join today! 

Prepare for lifelong success by joining GGRN. With ACerS GGRN, you can build your professional network, shape your career, and strengthen your skills while still in graduate school.


Join through any of the following ways:

  1. If you are a current member of the Material Advantage Student Program, you may join and renew GGRN for FREE (as long as you remain a Material Advantage student member). Contact Tricia Freshour if you would like GGRN added to your student membership.*  
  2. Meetings: If you attend an ACerS meeting at the nonmember graduate student meeting rate, you will receive one year of GGRN membership. Renewal rate is $30 per year while in graduate school.


*Please note: The Global Graduate Researcher Network is designed to supplement the Material Advantage program for graduate students who are studying ceramic and glass materials.  ACerS encourages all graduate students to consider joining Material Advantage and supplementing this by joining GGRN for free. 


Membership Benefits


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