ACerS In Focus

6th Annual PCSA Creativity Competition

By Yolanda Natividad / June 28, 2022

Submissions are now being accepted for the 6th Annual PCSA Creativity Competition! Combining both science and art into any one individual’s skill set is important because it can help nurture creativity in research and cultivate innovation in the workplace. For this reason, ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) organizes innovative-artistic initiative in the form of…

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GOMD announces glorious glass demo competition and poster awardees

By Yolanda Natividad / June 28, 2022

During the GOMD22 Meeting held in Baltimore, Md. in May, the Glass & Optical Materials Division presented several student awards. Congratulations to the following awardees! Glorious Glass Demo Competition First place: Charles Bellows, Alfred University, Strengthened Glass Second place: Geovana Santana, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Glass transition unveiled: a short video Third place: Elizabeth…

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2022 W.A. Weyl International Glass Science Award

By Erica Zimmerman / June 23, 2022

The W.A. Weyl International Glass Science Award was established in 1976 by Pennsylvania State University in collaboration with the ICG in memory of Prof. W.A. Weyl. It is awarded once every three years to an outstanding young scientist working in glass research.  Congratulations to this year’s awardee, N. M. Anoop Krishnan, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Indian…

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International Materials Slam 2022

By Erica Zimmerman / May 12, 2022

Announcing an ACerS (The American Ceramic Society) – DGM (the German Materials Society) collaboration that facilitated an international materials science outreach event – ‘International Materials Slam 2022‘ being held May 28, June 4, and June 11. Join us for two fantastic expert talks (to be formally announced shortly) and an evening full of fun (and…

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “Opportunity in Chaos”

By Yolanda Natividad / May 6, 2022

Opportunity in Chaos Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 2 pm (Eastern US time) ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is hosting the May webinar, Opportunity in Chaos in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series. From a disadvantaged and at times hostile environment where personal and professional challenges shackles your growth and opportunities,…

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “Career Development & What Motivates You”

By Yolanda Natividad / May 5, 2022

Career Development & What Motivates You Monday, June 13, 2022, at 12 pm (Eastern US time) ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN) is hosting the June webinar, Career Development & What Motivates You in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series. WEBINAR DESCRIPTION Would it surprise you to know that 85% of people are unhappy…

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2022 PCSA Lab Blooper Competition

By Yolanda Natividad / March 30, 2022

Do you have a funny lab story to tell? Messy lab, broken specimens or unexpected results are everyday events in the life of a researcher. In the PCSA Lab Blooper Competition, you will have the opportunity to share the less serious side of the lab life as well as to demonstrate that failures are a…

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Call for nominations: ECD Secretary and nominating committee positions

By Erica Zimmerman / March 29, 2022

The ECD Nominating Committee invites nominations for the incoming 2023–2024 division secretary candidate. This nomination will be presented at the ECD Annual Business meeting during the ACerS annual meeting in conjunction with the MS&T 2022 meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (October 9-13, 2022) and will go on the ACerS annual election ballot in spring 2023. We also request…

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “How to Work with Funding Agencies”

By Yolanda Natividad / February 23, 2022

How to Work with Funding Agencies Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 12 pm (Eastern US time) ACerS Electronics Division and the Washington DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia Section are co-hosting the March webinar, How to Work with Funding Agencies in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series. WEBINAR DESCRIPTION Aimed at young scientists who are new to…

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EPDC volunteer position available

By Yolanda Natividad / February 15, 2022

2022-2024 EPDC co-chair call for nominations The ACerS Education and Professional Development Council (EPDC) is calling for nominations for an incoming EPDC co-chair for the 2022-2024 term. The EPDC is the central location for an exchange of ideas between education and professional development organization within ACerS. Therefore, the EPDC co-chairs are responsible for serving as…

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