Education

Porcelain enamel in history: The all-ceramic homes of World War II

By April Gocha / November 26, 2019

Porcelain enamel is found in various products, places, and applications in modern homes, but at one point in history, it looked like houses would be made entirely of this material. Learn the history of the Lustron homes that served as a quick and low-cost solution to the post-World War II housing crisis.

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Expand your impact—ensuring your science reaches the right audience

By Jonathon Foreman / November 19, 2019

Research has impact when it can bring about changes to behaviors, ideally for the benefit of society. Make sure your science reaches the right audience by using the tips in this article.

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Be the master of your publishing experience

By Jonathon Foreman / November 5, 2019

Looking for tips on writing journal articles and navigating the peer review process? Two recent items—a webinar and a blog post—offer good advice, and best of all, they are both free!

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Video: Grow a glass pumpkin for Halloween

By Lisa McDonald / October 30, 2019

Want a pumpkin that lasts beyond Halloween? Glass pumpkins are a staple at fall festivities. Take a look at how they are made and see what it takes to create a 70-pound pumpkin!

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Video: Celebrate National Nano Day with 100 billion nanometer dash

By Lisa McDonald / October 9, 2019

October 9 is National Nanotechnology Day! Learn about the National Nanotechnology Initiative, a federal research and development initiative to further nanotechnology, and see how different organizations are celebrating Nano Day.

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Open science, open access, Projekt DEAL, and IJCES

By Jonathon Foreman / August 20, 2019

Open science and open access are posed to drastically change the scholarly publishing landscape in coming years. Learn about the different types of OA and what ACerS is doing to support the model.

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Sound science and engineering at all stages of research

By Jonathon Foreman / August 9, 2019

Sound science and engineering occur at all stages of the research process—a fact evident in ACerS journals. See how ACerS promotes sound science throughout the research process in two recent articles published in two ACerS journals.

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Video: Knit yourself a robot

By Lisa McDonald / May 29, 2019

To engage non-engineers in the creation of robots, researchers at Cornell University created Blossom, an expressive and inexpensive robot platform that can be made from a kit and creatively outfitted with handcrafted materials.

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Learn about “Science for Potters” this Mother’s Day—an essential reading for ceramic artists!

By Lisa McDonald / May 14, 2019

“Science for Potters” covers those aspects of science that are useful to potters and that help to give a deeper understanding of ceramic materials and processes. Save 30 percent when you order your copy by Thursday, May 16.

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Vibranium helps educators teach students about chemistry

By Lisa McDonald / April 26, 2019

With the release of “Avengers: Endgame” today, we take the opportunity for some fun and look at how the fictitious metal vibranium can help students learn about the periodic table and transition metal chemistry.

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