Supporting diverse representation of voices

ACerS commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity

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 those steps, ACerS created this webpage to highlight awards and initiatives specifically aimed at uplifting the work and voices of people from groups that have been underrepresented in ACerS relative to their participation in the Society.

Awards

ACerS encourages the nomination of diverse individuals for all of its awards. However, to uplift the work of researchers from groups who have been traditionally underrepresented relative to their participation in the Society, ACerS sponsors several awards aimed specifically at recognizing such individuals. See the full list of ACerS awards here.

Programs

ACerS encourages the participation of diverse individuals in all of its programs. However, to uplift the voice of researchers from groups who have been traditionally underrepresented relative to their participation in the Society, ACerS coordinates several programs aimed specifically at recognizing and supporting such individuals.

Upcoming events

A list of upcoming events on diversity and inclusion.

Unlocking Innovation Through Closing the Gender Gap in the STEM Industry

  • Hosted by: Ceramics Expo
  • Where: Cleveland, Ohio
  • When: August 31, 2021

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon for Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering

ACerS D&I Community Meet & Greet

Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions 4

Submit events

Do you know of upcoming diversity and inclusion events that would be of interest to the ceramics and glass 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.