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Teachers and mentors honored for their contributions to STEM programs

By Faye Oney / July 3, 2018

The White House will present more than 140 teachers, mentors, and organizations with special presidential awards, consisting of a presidential citation and $10,000, to recognize their contributions to enhancing student learning in the STEM subjects.

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What can ancient Roman structures tell us about improving durability for cementitious materials? This and much more inside June/July 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By Faye Oney / May 18, 2018

The June/July 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. You’ll find stories about how ancient concrete is providing insights into new durable concrete, perspectives from students, and much more.

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It’s a wrap! Ceramics Expo 2018 proves to be successful blend of learning, networking, and sales leads

By Faye Oney / May 4, 2018

Ceramics Expo 2018 wrapped up the week with Industry Benchpress panel discussion, ACerS short courses, and more business leads on the expo floor. Save the dates—April 30–May 1 for Ceramics Expo 2019!

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ACerS member gives back by paying forward

By Faye Oney / April 24, 2018

Meet ACerS member Bill Headrick. A longtime member of the Society, Headrick was a recent recipient of the Global Ambassador Award. He earned his award by finding travel funds for students to attend ACerS meetings and encouraging them to join.

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ICC7 biennial conference provides global opportunity for learning, exchanging latest ceramics, glass research

By Faye Oney / April 17, 2018

The 7th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC7) takes place June 17–21 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. With four plenary talks and 18 symposia topics, organizers expect nearly 1,500 attendees. Register before end of day April 17 to save up to $140.

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IJAGS April issue has new leadership at helm

By Faye Oney / March 29, 2018

Have you checked out the April issue of IJAGS? This issue is the first containing content fully curated by Mario Affatigato, professor of physics at Coe College and new IJAGS editor-in-chief.

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3-D printed ceramics could provide buildings with airflow, evaporative cooling

By Faye Oney / March 27, 2018

Inspired by Arabic lace screens, a team of faculty and staff from Iowa State University’s architecture department have created a 3-D-printed ceramic façade that can be used as part of a mechanical system to control the amount of light, privacy, airflow, and cooling in a building.

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Newly formed consortium uses interdisciplinary membership, industry dialogue to advocate thermodynamic data

By April Gocha / March 6, 2018

A recently established Thermodynamics Consortium is aiming to bolster thermodynamic research by enhancing interactions, collaborations, and activities of a wide variety of scientists involved in thermodynamics research.

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US DOE earmarks $35M to solve advanced manufacturing challenges; businesses solve workforce challenges at local level

By Faye Oney / February 27, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy recently funded 24 manufacturing research projects in the amount of $35 million to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. At the local level, businesses are partnering with academia and nonprofits to solve manufacturing’s workforce challenges.

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Happy National Engineers Week! Celebrate all that engineering means to our modern world

By April Gocha / February 20, 2018

This week is National Engineers Week, a weeklong celebration of all that engineers do to make our world a better place—and it’s not hard to find engineering’s effects on our daily lives.

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