ACerS is pleased to announce that Valerie Wiesner has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism.
Wiesner has been a very active and committed member of ACerS since joining in 2010 as a graduate student. Her notable contributions to date include advancing and enhancing the involvement of students and young professionals, as well as underrepresented populations in the Society.
In addition to serving as an officer of the Engineering Ceramics Division, Wiesner is chairing the 44th ICACC to take place in February 2020. Wiesner is also a member of the Strategic Planning and Emerging Opportunities Committee (2019–present), Member Services Committee (2018–present), and Education and Professional Development Council (2014–present), and serves as the ACerS representative to the Materials Advantage Committee. She previously was an officer of the Northern Ohio Section.
Wiesner is a research materials engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center. She received a B.A. in physics from Carleton College and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Purdue University.
We extend our deep appreciation to Wiesner for her service to our Society!