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The August 2020 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, we look at how data-driven approaches to materials and process challenges can augment experimental methods. In the cover story, author Richard Padbury provides an overview of data-driven methods and where such methods are headed in the near future. An accompanying article by ACerS associate editor Lisa McDonald interviews Vitro Architectural Glass senior group leader Ashtosh Ganjoo about glass coatings for solar applications.

The August issue features the annual United States Geological Survey Minerals Commodity Summaries. The section opens with a summary of the main trends discussed in this year’s 2020 report and is followed by a two-page infographic highlighting several salient statistics, including end use industries, global production trends, and leading producers.

For scientists looking to network with peers, the August issue previews the upcoming Virtual Glass Summit 2020, which is taking place in lieu of the Glass & Optical Material Division Annual Meeting this year. Special lectures from the winners of the Stookey Lecture of Discovery, the Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Young Scholars, Varshneya Science Technology lecture, and L. David Pye Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

Finally, in light of recent events, a message from ACerS Executive Committee reiterates the Society’s commitment to racial diversity and opportunity and outlines plans to develop and implement several short-term and long-term actions to remove racism.

You’ll find a lot more interesting content inside this—and every issue—of the ACerS Bulletin. The current issue is free to all for a short time, but remember that all the valuable content in over ninety years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!