Yolanda Natividad

Registration open for ACerS Winter Workshop 2021

By Yolanda Natividad / December 28, 2020

The 2021 ACerS Winter Workshop will be held virtually on Jan. 28–29, 2021. Registration is now open! Noted scientists will share progress and perspective in key areas of ceramics research, from additive manufacturing to ceramics for space applications. Attendees will participate in presentations and group discussions on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and research in…

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Career resources at your fingertips

By Yolanda Natividad / December 28, 2020

Looking for some guidance to help begin or advance your career? As part of the Career Resources site, accessible in the online Ceramic and Glass Career Center, you can connect with expert career coaches and resume writers who can answer your questions and help prepare you for your job search. The Career Resource Center also…

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Apply anytime for a PACK fellowship

By Yolanda Natividad / December 28, 2020

PACK is a National Science Foundation funded international research fellowship opportunity for graduate students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents only) to conduct research at the University of Kiel, Germany. Applications are accepted year-round and applicants can be from any science or engineering discipline. Review the PACK website for more information and to apply.

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ACerS GGRN for graduate-level ceramic and glass students

By Yolanda Natividad / December 28, 2020

Put yourself on the path toward post-graduate success with ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN)! ACerS GGRN is a membership of ACerS that addresses the professional and career development needs of graduate-level research students who have a primary interest in ceramics and glass. GGRN aims to help graduate students: Engage with The American Ceramic Society…

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Congratulations to the 2020 PCSA Humanitarian Pitch Competition Winners

By Yolanda Natividad / November 9, 2020

ACerS PCSA announces the Humanitarian Pitch Competition 2020 winners. The Humanitarian Pitch Competition gives students the chance to solve real world issues with materials science. The PCSA hosted the competition at MS&T20 virtual, allowing teams to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges about how they could address a challenge that a community is…

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2020 ACerS Webinar Series: Tips on making a strong award nomination package

By Yolanda Natividad / October 7, 2020

Tips on making a strong award nomination package Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 11 am (Eastern Time) Did you know that you can nominate yourself for awards? Often, people are not aware that self-nomination is acceptable in many circumstances. It is also true that people are often too busy to consider who to nominate for…

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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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