Diversity & Inclusion

ACerS is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for all in the global ceramics and glass community.

Fostering a welcoming environment for all

The American Ceramic Society represents all people involved in the global ceramics and glass community. Our common enthusiasm for solving grand challenges with ceramic and glass materials binds us and leaves no room for artificial boundaries. Therefore, we must continually challenge ourselves to create an interpersonal culture of diversity in the Society and do our best to export it throughout our sphere of influence.

As part of our commitment to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for all in the ceramics and glass community, we have curated this webpage to give members a transparent account of all our ongoing initiatives to achieve this goal.

Jubilee Global Diversity Award 2020_Valentina Casalegno

ACerS supports diversity through several ongoing awards and initiatives. Plus—a list of upcoming events on diversity and inclusion.

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ACerS D&I Member Community

ACerS Diversity & Inclusion Member Community offers a place for members to collaboratively work toward developing a diverse and inclusive ceramics and glass community.

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Developed by ACerS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Subcommittee, the "Fostering equity in science" resource page offers tips on how to foster diversity, inclusivity, and equity in the sciences.

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Ensuring a safe environment at our meetings

The American Ceramic Society is committed to ensuring that all ACerS events and activities are free from discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation of any form. Learn more about the procedures that ACerS has in place to ensure a safe environment for all participants.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Code of Conduct

ACerS statement against hate

ACerS statement on diversity and inclusion

The American Ceramic Society values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path, or academic level.