Announcing the 2021 slate for President-elect and Board of Directors

ACerS is pleased to announce the 2021 slate for the President-elect and Board of Directors positions as proposed by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

ACerS Rules provide the opportunity for additional nominees to be proposed through a petition process (refer to the Rules for specific instructions).

Should any member be proposed by petition, the petition should contain the signatures of at least 100 of the ACerS voting membership and should be received at ACerS Headquarters no later than April 17, 2021, to the attention of:

Mark Mecklenborg, Executive Director
550 Polaris Parkway, Suite 510
Westerville, OH 43082 USA

Read more about the slate, Constitution article, and By-laws article at this link.

Help encourage young minds to get excited about materials science

Donate a Mini Materials Demo Kit to a local school or STEM program

The Mini Materials Demo Kit is a collection of seven easy demonstrations for use in the classroom or home school for teachers and parents to engage students in learning about science.

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The lessons are designed for a wide age-range of students and include topics such as:

  • What is Fluorescence?
  • The Science of Silly Putty
  • How are Glass Fibers made?
  • And more!

The kits are only $49 and quantity discounts are available. Visit the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation page to learn how to get these kits into the hands of science teachers and help support the future of materials science.

 

 

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) stands for inclusivity. We are saddened and disturbed by recent events that have shone a light on the systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality that exists today. ACerS strives to be a leader by working toward solutions now and moving forward. ACerS seeks to foster an environment promoting the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas for its entire international community. We are committed to ensuring equality of treatment and opportunity and freedom from harassment for all members regardless of race, gender, nationality, religious beliefs, gender identity, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, ancestry, personal appearance, or any other basis not relevant to scientific merit. Any violation of our harassment or discrimination policies is addressed immediately by Society leadership, and not tolerated. Finally, ACerS has an active Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee that works with Society leadership to seek ways to be inclusive of all people.

 

To read our anti-harassment policy, please click here. To read our Code of Conduct policy for ACerS events, please click here. To learn more about fostering diversity, inclusivity, and equity in the sciences, visit ACerS' "Fostering equity in science" resource page.

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The American Ceramic Society announces it has rescheduled or canceled several events because of COVID-19. These decisions, not taken lightly, are based on guidance from the WHO and CDC, as well as local government and public health authorities of our conference venues.

“We considered the emphasis in the near term for ‘social distancing,’ as well as evolving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government officials to restrict the size of gatherings and felt the best course of action was to reschedule. We made these decisions with the health and welfare of our attendees, volunteers, and staff in mind,” says Mark Mecklenborg, executive director.

“We appreciate the efforts of our organizers, volunteers, vendors, and partners to work with us and respond to a fast-changing situation in a way that allows us to continue to serve our members and mission,” says Mecklenborg. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make future decisions as needed.”

The ACerS staff remains committed to doing its part to promote the health and safety of the ceramic and glass community and the communities we live in. Please watch the ceramics.org for updates and news as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

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