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I come from a Land Down Under—Where the Bulletin goes to explore ceramic wonder

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The latest issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online—so blast the Men at Work album, fix yourself a Vegemite sandwich, and prepare for a journey to the Land Down Under.

As you may have already guessed, this month’s cover story is all about Australia’s ceramics industry. Authors Alex Talavera and Randy Hecht delve deep into the mineral resources and ceramic products of the island-nation, detailing the business climate and market forecast of the ceramics industry there. The story is complete with a directory of the country’s enterprises, universities, associations, and institutes, proving that Australia is more than a zircon in the rough.

The October/November issue also includes a feature story penned by NSF Ceramics program director Lynnette Madsen that gets up close and personal with the CAREER awards Ceramics Class of 2014—Corinne Packard and James LaBeau. Packard and LaBeau detail their personal and professional goals for their awards and even offer some advice for future applicants.

And don’t forget to flip to the meetings section to find the meeting planner for MS&T14 next month, which will take place Oct. 12–16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The meeting pages include all the details you need to find the not-to-be-missed talks, short courses, exhibitors, and events at MS&T14.

Plus, don’t forget that each issue also has the low-down on the latest news and trends from the ceramics and glass world and from the Society, meeting sneak peeks and highlights, new products, advertising, and more.

All the same valuable content in past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is also free to members—so considering joining today!