Education

ACerS Fellow continues to learn at age 100

By Faye Oney / February 19, 2018

ACerS Fellow Ralph Rose celebrated his 100th birthday in December 2017. He reflects on his life as one of hard work, family love, striving for education and the American dream, service to his community, and professional achievement.

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Video: Engineering student creates 3D printer that extrudes chocolate

By Faye Oney / February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s video features an engineering student who designed a 3-D printer that makes chocolate confections. He envisions his printer as an entertainment device for weddings and other social gatherings.

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Decking the claws—Majoid crabs adorn their surfaces with colorful ‘ornaments’

By Faye Oney / December 26, 2017

Humans aren’t the only species who like to decorate. Camposcia retusa, a species of Majoid crabs, decorates itself to hide from predators. Researchers are observing their behavior to learn what physical and environmental factors drive their decorating behavior.

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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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