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The September 2019 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, the cover story and two columns take a look at current and developing energy storage technologies. Authors Nathan J. Taylor and Jeff Sakamoto, postdoctoral fellow and associate professor, respectively, at the University of Michigan, describe recent progress on unlocking lithium’s potential with ceramic solid electrolytes for solid-state batteries. Author Kimiko Nakajima, Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis, provides a thermodynamic perspective on nanoparticles for Li-ion battery cathode in “Deciphering the Discipline,” and author Christopher Maara takes a look at residential energy storage, blockchain, and energy sharing systems markets in “Business and Market View.”

A feature story by David W. Richerson, manager of minerals at the Natural History Museum of Utah, discusses the importance of inspiring the next generation through ceramics and glass education outreach. Then, the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation provides an overview of how you can get involved with their outreach programs.

The September issue contains the annual announcement of ACerS Award for 2019. The Society will honor members and corporations at the Awards Banquet of the 121st Annual Meeting held in Portland, Ore., September 29–October 3.

If you are planning on attending one of ACerS upcoming conferences, take a look at the latest news for the 2019 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T19) Meeting, 44th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC20), and Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2020). Also, check out a recap of the combined GFMAT-2/Bio-4 meeting that took place in July.

Finally, president of the International Commission on Glass Alicia Durán encourages organizations to help petition the United Nations to declare 2022 as The International Year of Glass in a “Letter to the Editor.”

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!