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ACerS Annual Meeting wraps up for this year—and gears up for next

10-04 PCSA Mini-Materials Camp MS&T19

[Image above] Members of the ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) demonstrate how liquid nitrogen affects marshmallows at the ASM Mini-Materials Camp. Credit: ACerS


ACerS 121st Annual Meeting at MS&T19 wrapped up Thursday, October 3, in Portland, Ore. Over 2,900 people, including 788 students, from 47 countries attended the event.

“This year’s ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T was very successful, and demonstrates the huge commitment put in by everyone involved to make this event happen,” Mark Mecklenborg, ACerS Executive Director, says. “It sets the stage for next year’s meeting, which is already shaping up to be larger than ever before.”

(ACerS and its MS&T partners—TMS and AIST—arranged 10 additional symposia for next year, which increases the number of technical sessions at MS&T20 to almost 100!)

In addition to the awards, contests, and meetings discussed in the past two CTTs, even more events took place this week—see the photos below for more highlights.

ACerS 122nd Annual Meeting at MS&T20 will take place Oct. 4–8, 2020, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Submit your abstract today and any time before March 15, 2020.

See you in Pittsburgh!

Yury Gogotsi, professor of materials science and engineering at Drexel University (right), presented this year’s Sosman Lecture on his work with MXenes. Credit: ACerS
Xin Li Phuah, graduate student at Purdue University (left), accepts the Snow Award for this year’s Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition. Out of 17 posters, Phuah and Haiyan Wang won for their submission of flash-sintered zinc oxide imaged using scanning electron microscopy. Credit: ACerS
In addition to the mug drop, ceramic disc golf—a newer student contest—attracts quite a few competitors as well. Credit: ACerS
People converse at the Exhibitor Networking Reception on Tuesday night. Credit: ACerS
People fill the hall at the Women in Materials Science reception held Sunday night at the Oregon Convention Center. Credit: ACerS
Several student poster sessions took place throughout Tuesday for both undergraduates and graduates. Credit: ACerS
Your time at MS&T would not be complete without an Einstein from the ACerS booth! Credit: ACerS
Three student teams competed in the Humanitarian Pitch Competition, a new event this year. Credit: ACerS
Ricardo Castro, professor of materials science and engineering at the University of California, Davis, teaches the “Sintering of Ceramics” short course on Saturday, September 28. Several short courses were held before and after the ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T19. Credit: ACerS

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