ACerS In Focus

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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2020 Nominations for Glass & Optical Materials Division Awards

By Erica Zimmerman / October 28, 2019

There are five glass-related awards that have a January 21, 2020 nomination deadline, so please consider submitting a nomination! Stookey Lecture of Discovery: The Stookey Award recognizes an individual’s lifetime of innovative exploratory work or noteworthy contributions of outstanding research on new materials, phenomena, or processes involving glass, that have commercial significance or the potential…

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2019 Roland B. Snow award and ceramographic competition winners announced

By Erica Zimmerman / October 11, 2019

The Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition, is an annual poster exhibit to promote the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of ceramic materials. This year’s competition was held during the ACerS Annual Meeting in September in Portland, Or., in the Oregon Convention Center. Winners were selected for the scanning electron microscopy,…

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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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Congratulations to the 2019 PCSA Humanitarian Pitch Competition Winners!

By Yolanda Natividad / October 7, 2019

ACerS PCSA announces the Humanitarian Pitch Competition 2019 winners. The Humanitarian Pitch Competition gives students the chance to solve real world issues with materials science. The PCSA hosted the inaugural competition at MS&T19, 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 Call for Award Nominations

By Erica Zimmerman / September 3, 2019

Nominations for Society awards that will be presented at the annual awards banquet in October 2020 are now open. Additional information on each award, plus many Division and Class awards, is available at Nomination deadline for all awards is January 15, 2020 unless otherwise noted. Contact Erica Zimmerman at or 614-794-5821 if you…

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Symposium aimed at Undergraduates offered at MS&T19

By Yolanda Natividad / August 29, 2019

Calling all undergraduates! Soon you will be facing a time where you will need to make some hard decisions regarding your future. Make sure that you attend this year’s Undergraduate Global University symposium so that you can be sure to make informed decisions. The Undergraduate Global University symposium will be held on Monday, September 30…

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ACerS/Basic Science Division Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition

By Erica Zimmerman / August 6, 2019

It’s time to start working on your entry for the 2019 Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition, organized by the ACerS Basic Science Division. This unique competition, to be held at MS&T19 in September/October in Portland, Oregon is an annual poster exhibit that promotes the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of…

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2019 ACerS Webinar Series: Good design is C.R.A.P.

By Yolanda Natividad / July 31, 2019

Good design is C.R.A.P.: Creating science posters using Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 11 am (EST) Presenting posters at science conferences is an important part of a university student’s career. It provides them a chance to communicate the results of their research to a nonspecialist audience. Yet many students do…

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