Education

Engineer discovers her own capabilities, develops connections through ACerS membership

By Faye Oney / November 14, 2017

Engineer Swetha Barkam quickly learned the importance of staying connected to a scientific community of her peers during grad school and beyond. Her involvement in the Global Graduate Researcher Network and President’s Council of Student Advisors enabled her to hone her leadership skills.

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ACerS continues free journal article promotion to celebrate 100 years of JACerS

By Faye Oney / November 10, 2017

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, ACerS is offering free access to nearly 50 journal articles through December 31. If you’re not already a member, consider joining to take advantage of all ACerS benefits, including its three peer–reviewed journals.

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Ancient material, new uses—Gorilla Glass is going places, according to The Economist

By April Gocha / November 7, 2017

An article recently published in The Economist science and technology section takes on a technology that most people look at everyday, yet hardly ever notice—glass.

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Air Products Foundation to donate up to $15,000 to support ceramic and glass students

By Faye Oney / November 3, 2017

Going to the Glass Problems Conference next week? For every visitor who stops by its booth, the Air Products Foundation is donating $100—up to $15,000—to the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, which will support student travel grants and the CGIF’s mission to attract talent in the ceramic and glass industry.

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Video: 11-year-old develops lead-detecting device using carbon nanotubes, earns title of America’s Top Young Scientist

By Faye Oney / October 25, 2017

An 11-year-old recently earned the distinction of America’s Top Young Scientist along with a $25,000 prize when she created a device that detects lead in water. The device incorporates carbon nanotubes and pairs with a mobile app to immediately provide water quality data.

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New definition of glass describes non-equilibrium state of matter ending in crystallization

By Faye Oney / October 20, 2017

Ending the debate as to whether glass is a solid or a liquid, glass research duo Edgar Zanotto and John Mauro have proposed a new definition—describing a non-crystalline state of matter that continually relaxes toward the liquid state.

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Research associate finds value in ACerS community

By Faye Oney / October 13, 2017

Research associate Jessica Rimsza found a home in the scientific community when she got involved with ACerS. She believes that getting involved with ACerS student groups offers opportunities to create professional relationships and develop leadership skills.

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Video: Even an industrial steamroller can’t break this nearly indestructible ceramic

By April Gocha / October 4, 2017

There are many elements critical to today’s technology that are in danger of running out—and they’re the subject of a fascinating new BBC TV documentary called “Secrets of the Super Elements” hosted by Mark Miodownik.

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São Carlos Center of Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV): The first four years

By April Gocha / September 25, 2017

The São Carlos Center of Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV) conducts state-of-the art research, develops technology, and supports education and outreach efforts focused on glass and glass-ceramics. What has the center done in its first four years?

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ceramitec 2018 brings together ceramic scientists, researchers, exhibitors from around the world

By Faye Oney / September 5, 2017

ceramitec 2018 is an international meeting place for the ceramics industry. Held April 10–13, 2018, in Munich, Germany, ceramitec brings together researchers, scientists, exhibitors, and students from around the world to discuss the latest trends and challenges in the ceramics industry.

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