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YPN Committees

Are you interested in contributing to a YPN committee? YPN members support four working committees:


  • Communications: The Communications Committee organizes and prepares content and resources of interest to young professionals for the ACerS Bulletin and other ACerS publications. The committee also maintains social media and other avenues for members to connect to help young professionals advance their careers in ceramics and materials science.
  • Programming: The Programming Committee organizes and coordinates YPN-sponsored programs at ACerS meetings along with other professional development activities for professionals early in their career. Past events include networking mixers, webinars, panel discussions and joint programming with other ACerS groups, including PCSA, at international conferences.
  • Recruitment: The Recruitment Committee coordinates strategies for YPN recruitment to promote participation and support active membership in YPN.
  • Student and Outreach: The Student and Outreach Committee is dedicated to increasing the visibility of materials science and especially ceramic sciences throughout national and international classrooms and to students at-large. The Committee accomplishes this through collaborative activities with ACerS student group, PCSA, and opportunities for YPN members to connect with and mentor ACerS student members.

Contact the YPN co-chairs listed below for more information about current YPN committee activities to learn how you can get involved!




YPN Committees Co-Chairs


Krista Grayson
Mo-Sci Corporation
Ph: (573) 364-2338
Marissa Reigel
Savannah River National Laboratory
Ph: (803) 819-8419

Claire Brennan

Army Research Laboratory

Michael Rogus

L-3 Communications SSG





Mahmood Shirooyeh

University of California

Keith Rozenburg

Schott Glass Technologies, Inc.





Ashley Hampton


 Julie Baumann

EaglePicher, Inc.


Student and Outreach


Wenzhuo Wu

Purdue University 

Claire Dancer

University of Warwick

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