ACerS In Focus

ACerS Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: “Raw material variability and manufacturing”

By Erica Zimmerman / February 12, 2021

The Manufacturing Division is hosting the March webinar of the ACerS Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series, “Raw material variability and manufacturing” on March 16, 2021.

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Cooper, Henry, Hoffman, awards: nominations due May 15

By Erica Zimmerman / February 2, 2021

It’s time to begin preparing nominations for three prestigious ACerS division awards with a May 15, 2021 deadline.  Award eligibility for each can be found at ACerS Awards Page. Glass & Optical Materials:  Alfred R. Cooper Scholars Award This award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research, engineering, and/or study in glass science…

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ECD announces best poster awards from ICACC 2020

By Erica Zimmerman / January 29, 2021

The Engineering Ceramics Division has announced the Best Posters from the ICACC 2020 meeting held last January in Daytona Beach, Florida. The awards will be presented during the virtual plenary session at ICACC21. Congratulations to the authors of the award-winning posters! 

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ACerS Basic Science Division: 2020 GEMS Award Finalists

By Yolanda Natividad / January 28, 2021

Left to right: Pang, Hahn, Milisavljevic, and Porz ACerS Basic Science Division announces the GEMS Award Finalists for 2020. 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 2020 GEMS Award Finalists! Diamond Ranking: Edward Lee Pang, Massachusetts…

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High entropy environmental barrier coatings

By Erica Zimmerman / January 8, 2021

The Washington DC/Northern VA/MD Section is hosting the second webinar of the ACerS Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series, “High entropy environmental barrier coatings” on February 17, 2021.

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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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