[Image above] ACerS President Mrityunjay Singh holds buttons commemorating ACerS-specific events at MS&T. Credit: ACerS

We’re less than two weeks away from Materials Science & Technology 2016, the annual go-to conference and exhibition for all things materials science and engineering.

(If you haven’t yet, there’s still time to register!)

This year’s event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 23–27. Attendees will get the inside scoop on the latest research from some of the world’s top leaders, researchers, scientists, and business people. With thousands of talks, posters, and presentations across a dozen theme areas, the meeting is sure to satisfy wide-ranging materials science interests. Check out the final program for more information.

Let’s just say we are on pins and needles with excitement!

Speaking of “pins,” get ready to #PinYourACerS pride at MS&T16.

Back by popular demand this year, ACerS will be handing out free collectible buttons at choice lectures and events at MS&T16. Simply show up to the event and find ACerS staff handing out the free buttons.

Affix these colorful, super-stylish buttons anywhere—your shirt, lapel, badge, lanyard, bag—and #PinYourACerSPride.

Here’s list of ACerS events where you can collect these coveted baubles.


  1. ACerS Alfred R. Cooper Award Session – G. Neville Greaves, Where inorganic meets organic in the glassy state: Hybrid glasses and dental cements [Monday, Oct. 24, 2–5 p.m.]
  2. ACerS/NICE Arthur L. Friedberg Lecture – Aldo R. Boccaccini, Bioactive glasses in soft tissue repair—What do we know so far? [Monday, Oct. 24, 9–10 a.m.]
  3. ACerS Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture – Bruce Dunn, Designing ceramics for next-generation energy storage systems [Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8–10:40 a.m.]
  4. ACerS Frontiers of Science and Society–Rustum Roy Lecture – Cato T. Laurencin, Regenerative engineering: A convergence approach to next-generation grand challenges [Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1–2 p.m.]
  5. ACerS Basic Science Division Robert B. Sosman Lecture – Jennifer A. Lewis, Programmable assembly of colloidal suspensions [Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1–2 p.m.]
  6. ACerS Richard M. Fulrath Award Symposium – Tadachika Nakayama; Yoshiki Iwazaki; James G. Hemrick; Tomoyuki Nakamura; and Bryan D. Huey [Monday, Oct. 24, 2–4:40 p.m.]
  7. Keramos business meetings [Sunday, Oct. 23, 7–9 a.m.]
  8. ACerS 118th Annual Meeting – Come see the handing off of the ceramic gavel [Monday, Oct. 24, 1–2 p.m.]
  9. ACerS prize wheel – Everyone’s a winner at the prize wheel in the ACerS lounge [any time during lounge hours]
  10. I heart ACerS – #PinYourACerSPride in the ACerS lounge [any time during lounge hours]
  11. Spotted by an editor – Can you find any of the ACerS editors? If so, be sure to tell them about your research and get a free button! [all week]

And this year, there’s a new button to add to the lineup.

The Journal of the American Ceramic Society celebrates 100 years of excellence this year. To commemorate the ACerS–Wiley partnership and this milestone, visit the ACerS lounge and Wiley booth to get your “100 years of JACerS” button and pick up the special issue of JACerS to celebrate this centennial event!


Also stop by the ACerS lounge to snap a #MatSciSelfie showing off your buttons. Share your selfie on ACerS Facebook page or tweet @ACerSNews with the #PinYourACerSPride hashtag to be entered to win daily prizes at the meeting.


ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors Communications Committee Chair Tessa Davey pins her ACerS pride last year at MS&T15 in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Tessa Davey; Twitter

Winners will be announced daily on ACerS Facebook page, Twitter account, and Ceramic Tech Today.

Make sure to follow ACerS and connect with us on social media and/or subscribe to Ceramic Tech Today for the latest event information.