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The June/July 2021 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, students share their perspectives on facing uncertainty in the annual ACerS Bulletin student section. Many types of situations involving uncertainty are covered, including broken laboratory equipment, switching disciplines, planning a career when married, and more. Students also share strategies for coping with uncertainty, such as by developing themes for your life instead of specific goals.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Materials Genome Initiative, which launched in 2011. The June/July issue contains an interview with James Warren of NIST about MGI’s goals and successes, and what the future holds. Data science plays a central role in this initiative, and the “Business and Market View” column provides a global look at markets for text analytics.

This issue also contains the latest issue of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing, which reflects on how companies and exhibition organizers adjusted their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year. The main story contains interviews with Andy Filson (CoorsTek, chief operations officer), Tom Arbanas (Du-Co Ceramics, president), and Brendan Mosher (Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies, vice president and general manager) on expanding operations and serving customers in this challenging environment. An accompanying article by Smarter Shows joint managing director Emma Stokes shares how their exhibition organization has continued bringing industry professionals together while planning the return to live events.

Finally, check out the “Into the Bulletin Archives” column, which is part of this year’s ongoing celebrations for ACerS Bulletin Volume 100. The June/July column takes a look at the Bulletin’s history in the 1960s, including the emerging use of computers to conduct materials design and testing.

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!