Yolanda Natividad

2020 ACerS Webinar Series: Career Path: 2 ways to build a career in academia

By Yolanda Natividad / July 17, 2020

Career Path: 2 ways to build a career in academia Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 11 am (Eastern Time) Two early career academics discuss the different paths that they have taken into permanent teaching positions in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Birmingham. LEARNING OUTCOME Understanding that there are multiple possible routes into…

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2020 PCSA Lab Blooper Competition

By Yolanda Natividad / June 5, 2020

Do you have a funny lab story to tell? In the PCSA Lab Blooper Competition, tell a story showcasing the learning experience that can result from the occasional mishaps which can occur during ceramic research. Whether the result is a mess in a lab, a broken testing specimen, or simply a highly unexpected result, as…

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2020 ACerS Webinar Series: From dull data to neat narrative

By Yolanda Natividad / February 25, 2020

From dull data to neat narrative: Constructing PowerPoint presentations through story framing and slide design Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 11 am (Eastern Time) Many university students will give an oral presentation at a science conference sometime during their undergraduate or graduate years. PowerPoint typically is used for such presentations, yet students often do not…

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2020 ACerS Webinar Series: Facts are not enough

By Yolanda Natividad / February 25, 2020

Facts are not enough: Combating misinformation in research communication Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 11 am (EST) Communicating your research to nonspecialist audiences is challenging, and it is even more so when your audience holds preconceived beliefs on the topic. Studies have shown facts alone cannot combat misinformation—so how do you correct these inaccuracies? This…

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2020 ACerS Webinar Series: Creating a Roadmap for Your Career Development

By Yolanda Natividad / February 17, 2020

Creating a Roadmap for Your Career Development Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11 am (EST) What does it mean to develop a career roadmap? How far into the future can we really see clearly? WEBINAR DESCRIPTION This webinar will cover the essential steps for developing a career path to guide your ongoing professional development. Moving…

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2020 ACerS Webinar Series: Career Path: Geoff Brennecka

By Yolanda Natividad / February 7, 2020

Career Path: Geoff Brennecka Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 11 am (EST) Like most Hollywood blockbusters, each career path has its origin story, hurdles, heartbreak, questionable choices, a strong supporting cast, and the occasional attempt at a plot line and dialogue. This debut webinar for 2020 will feature Dr. Geoff Brennecka, Associate Professor at the…

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2020 GEMS Award Call for Papers

By Yolanda Natividad / January 24, 2020

The Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of graduate students in materials science and engineering. The award is open to all graduate students who are making an oral presentation in any symposium or session at MS&T20. All papers must be submitted by March 31, 2020 (extended deadline). The GEMS awards…

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ACerS has experts!

By Yolanda Natividad / November 14, 2019

We want you to share your knowledge with your fellow ACerS members by participating as a presenter in the 2020 ACerS Webinar Series. Some examples of requested topics include: Learning from failures in research; Women in Science: Trials and Tribulations; The decision to do a PhD; and Public Policy. If you are interested in presenting…

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ACerS Basic Science Division announces 2019 GEMS Award Finalists

By Yolanda Natividad / October 10, 2019

ACerS Basic Science Division announces the GEMS Award Finalists for 2019. The division sponsors the Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) awards as part of the annual MS&T conference and ACerS Annual Meeting events each year. Congratulations to the 2019 GEMS Award Finalists! Diamond Ranking: Xin Li Phuah, Purdue University, “Staged microstructural study of flash sintered…

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2019 NETD student stipend winners

By Yolanda Natividad / October 10, 2019

ACerS Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division sponsored a number of $500 travel stipends to help students fund their attendance to MS&T19 in Portland, OR, USA. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Levi Gardner, University of Utah Adam Bratten, Missouri University of Science and Technology Jenniffer Bustillos, Cornell University Hong Zhong, Washington State University

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