ACerS In Focus

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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