Attention ACerS Corporate Members:
While ACerS has a large and varied awards programs, four of them are specifically designed for our important Corporate Members. I encourage you to submit nominations for the 2016 corporate awards that will be presented at the ACerS Annual Meeting in October 2016. The nomination deadline is January 15, 2016.
A brief description of each of these corporate awards follows. Additional details can be found on the ACerS awards webpages.
This new award recognizes individuals, who through leadership and vision in an executive role, have made significant contributions to the success of their organization and in turn have significantly expanded the frontiers of the ceramics industry. Nominees typically will hold senior positions such as CEO, CTO, President or Vice‐President in a ceramics industry organization. Membership in The American Ceramic Society is not required. Two medals are presented each year.
This award recognizes and honors a single outstanding environmental achievement made by an ACerS Corporate Member in the field of ceramics. The achievement represents either a significant improvement of an existing process and/or product, or the development and implementation of a new process and/or product. In both cases the process and/or product should demonstrate improvements in one or more of the following areas: reduction in undesirable effluent streams, expanded recycling of materials, and/or measurable environmental benefits over previously established processes.
This award recognizes a single outstanding technical achievement made by an ACerS Corporate Member in the field of ceramics. The achievement must show significant technical merit and represent a gain to society through commercialization of the technology within the last eight years. It is not necessary for the technical and commercial development to be accomplished by one company, and joint nominations can be submitted.
The award is presented to five people each year: three from industry (2 from Japan, and 1 from America) and two from academia (1 from Japan and 1 from America). The Fulrath Awards promote technical and personal friendships between Japanese and American ceramic engineers and scientists and encourage a greater understanding among the diverse cultures surrounding the Pacific Rim. The awards recognize individuals for their excellence in research and development of ceramic sciences and materials. Nominees must be 45 or younger at the time of award presentation (October 24, 2016).
If you have any questions about these awards, or any of the ACerS awards, please contact Marcia Stout at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-794-5821. This is a wonderful way to get your organization and talented employees recognized for their achievements!