Education

New facets for the role of defects in ceramics, plus more inside January/February 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / December 21, 2017

The January/February 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about new facets for defects in ceramics, innovative new concretes, the NSF CAREER Class of 2017, and much more—is now available online.

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Video: Glass transition concepts illustrated in humorous video

By Faye Oney / December 20, 2017

Do you find the concept of glass transition a little challenging to comprehend? Glass scientist Edgar Zanotto produced a humorous video, with help from students and colleagues, that visually illustrates the concepts of glass transition, relaxation, and crystallization.

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Video: How to turn sand into a liquid without melting

By April Gocha / December 13, 2017

The melting point of a solid is the temperature at which the solid transforms into a liquid—but is it possible to lose structural rigidity without a change in temperature? Engineer and YouTuber Mark Rober has filled his hot tub with sand to give us the answer.

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Air Products donates $15,000 to ensure future opportunities for ceramic and glass students

By Faye Oney / December 5, 2017

Air Products recently presented a check for $15,000 to the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation and the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council. The money will go toward supporting student travel grants and the CGIF’s mission to attract talent in the ceramic and glass industry.

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Materials needs for the future—WMRIF outlines prominent trends and challenges in materials science and engineering

By April Gocha / December 1, 2017

One of the missions of the World Materials Research Institutes Forum is development and dissemination of the ten most prominent trends and challenges in materials science and engineering needed for future economic, environmental, and social needs.

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Consider supporting the future of ceramic and glass science on #GivingTuesday

By Faye Oney / November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is all about giving back to your community and supporting causes you care about. Consider a donation to the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, which supports numerous student outreach efforts in its mission to attract and train talent in the ceramic and glass industry.

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Videos: Thanksgiving chemistry, surprising facts, and experiments to impress your family

By Faye Oney / November 22, 2017

Will you be spending Thanksgiving with relatives? Today we bring you several videos that illustrate the science behind some of the foods you’ll be eating, plus a few experiments you can conduct to impress the family.

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ABET evaluator retraining session scheduled for November 28 in Boston

By Faye Oney / November 21, 2017

ABET is holding a retraining session for those who are involved in the accreditation process on Tuesday November 27, 7:15-9:30 pm (EST) at the Sheraton 5th floor Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Mass. Interested participants can register to attend in person or remotely.

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ICACC, EAM leaders featured in special journal articles

By Faye Oney / November 17, 2017

Through January 31, ACerS and Wiley are offering free access to 30 journal articles published in ACerS journals. The articles are authored by ACerS members who have organized EAM and ICACC conferences in the past couple years. After January, ACerS members can continue to access the articles through the member portal.

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Video: Science behind carnival games may help you win, or at least save your money

By April Gocha / November 15, 2017

Former NASA engineer and YouTube personality Mark Rober recently posted a new video on his YouTube channel all about carnival games and the science behind winning—or, more accurately, not winning—them.

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