ACerS In Focus Archives | The American Ceramic Society

ACerS In Focus

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 ceramics.org/awards. Nomination deadline for all awards is January 15, 2020 unless otherwise noted. Contact Erica Zimmerman at ezimmerman@ceramics.org or 614-794-5821 if you…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Clemson University Material Advantage Chapter Receives CGIF Grant

By Yolanda Natividad / July 24, 2019

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) provides an opportunity to submit project proposals each year in order to support their mission. Such projects must be directly related to introducing students to ceramic and glass science. The Clemson University Material Advantage Chapter took hold of the opportunity to submit a project proposal and was awarded…

Read More

ACerS student tour at MS&T19

By Yolanda Natividad / July 12, 2019

Students will have the opportunity to visit the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, USA, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, during MS&T19. The ACerS Student Tour to PNNL will be an all-day event and is open to all MS&T19 student registrants. PNNL is a US Department of Energy National Laboratory with over 4400…

Read More

The ACerS Cements Division Presents Awards at June Meeting

By Erica Zimmerman / July 9, 2019

The ACerS Cements Division presented several awards at their June 16-18 meeting  in Urbana, Illinois.  Congratulations to these deserving awardees! 2018 Stephen Brunauer Award Paper Title: “Molecular and submolecular scale effects of comb‐copolymers on tri‐calcium silicate reactivity: Toward molecular design” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 100(3), 817-841. (2017) By: Delphine Marchon ¹, Patrick Juilland², Emmanuel…

Read More

Do you qualify for Emeritus membership?

By Erica Zimmerman / July 9, 2019

If you will be 65 years old (or older) by December 31, 2019 and will have 35 years of continuous membership in ACerS, you are eligible for Emeritus status. Note that both criteria must be met. Emeritus members enjoy waived membership dues and reduced meeting registration rates. To verify your eligibility, contact Erica Zimmerman at…

Read More

ECD Secretary Nominations Deadline: August 15, 2019

By Erica Zimmerman / March 27, 2019

The ECD Nominating Committee invites nominations for the incoming 2019–2020 division secretary candidate. Nominees will be presented for approval at the ECD Annual Business meeting at MS&T19 and included on the ACerS spring 2020 division officer ballot. Nominations and a short description of the candidate’s qualifications, should be submitted by August 15, 2019 to: Chair:…

Read More

2019 ACerS Webinar Series: Keys to Successful Project Leadership

By Yolanda Natividad / March 25, 2019

Keys to Successful Project Leadership Friday, April 19, 2019, at 11 am (EST) WEBINAR DESCRIPTION In this webinar we will explore and discuss Keys to Successful Project Leadership. It will focus on stakeholder analysis, project planning, managing expectations, focusing on delivery, asking for help and the future of team collaboration. Project leadership requires the use…

Read More

2019 ACerS Webinar Series: DOE and Its National Labs

By Yolanda Natividad / March 6, 2019

DOE and Its National Labs: Innovating our Nation Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 11 am (EST) The Department of Energy’s roots go back to the Manhattan Project and the development of nuclear weapons. A major focus of DOE continues to be in maintaining an adequate nuclear deterrent for the nation but today the work includes…

Read More