Discuss diversity and inclusion topics with other ACerS members through ACerS Diversity & Inclusion Member Community.

The ACerS Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee coordinates the development of short-term and long-term initiatives to attract and retain individuals from underrepresented groups into materials science and the Society, reduce unintentional bias, and ensure equal opportunities for all members.

As part of these goals, the D&I Subcommittee has started a special group for ACerS members through the new ACerS Member Community platform.

ACerS Member Community is a place for ACerS members to connect with other members. The online platform hosts a variety of groups based on your specific interests. The Diversity & Inclusion Member Community is for members who want to help in fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for everyone in the ceramics and glass community.

In the ACerS Diversity & Inclusion Member Community you can:

  • Communicate with other members on diversity, inclusion, and equity related topics
  • Share and learn about DEI programs, awards, and initiatives in materials science
  • Seek answers to your questions and solutions to your problems
  • And much more!

Ready to join?

Here are a few tips to get started:

  • Log into your membership account at ceramics.org
  • Navigate to the Member Community platform by choosing the Member Community link in the main menu
  • Visit the Get Started page
  • Go to the All Groups page
  • Ask to Join the Diversity & Inclusion Community

Once you’re in the group, click your name (top right) and go to your profile. You can upload a headshot and add a brief bio about yourself, including areas of research and anything else you want others to know about you. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact customerservice@ceramics.org.

Make sure to review the following documents to help you navigate the ACerS Member Community platform.

Together we can foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for everyone in the ceramics and glass community.

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Volunteer opportunities

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the ACerS Diversity & Inclusion Member Community? Try volunteering as a Super Member or Moderator!

Check out the guidelines for each volunteer position below. If interested, please send us a message.

Questions about the D&I Member Community?

Email Kevin Thompson, ACerS director of membership, at kthompson@ceramics.org.

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.