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Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2017, we look toward 2018 with eagerness and anticipation. In particular, there is a lot going on at ACerS this year. If you’re considering joining the Society either as an individual member, student, or corporate partner, this is a great time to get on board!
Networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities at meetings
Members already know that meetings and symposia are the best ways to demonstrate thought leadership—and networking is key to developing lasting professional relationships. Here’s a quick rundown of ACerS meeting highlights for 2018:
ICACC18, January 21–26: Learn about the latest cutting-edge research and developments in advanced ceramics, solid oxide fuel cells, bioceramics, and more—organized by the Engineering Ceramics Division.
St. Louis Section/Refractory Ceramics Division Symposium on Refractories, March 21–22: Sponsored by the Refractory Ceramics Division, this year’s theme is “Refractories for the Cement, Glass, and Minerals Manufacturing Industry.”
Ceramics Expo 2018, May 1–3: With a two-track conference, more than 300 suppliers, and five new show features, you’ll want to check out the latest innovations in materials, products, and processes for the ceramic manufacturing industry.
GOMD 2018, May 20–24: Glass scientists—this is your meeting! Organized by the Glass and Optical Materials Division, GOMD 2018 is all about the latest advances and emerging trends in glass science and technology.
Structural Clay Products Division & Southwest Section Meeting, June 6–8: This is a combined meeting with the National Brick Research Center, organized by the Structural Clay Products Division and Southwest Section for those in the structural clay industry. And it includes two plant tours!
MS&T18, October 14–18: A combined meeting with four other societies, ACerS 120th Annual Meeting and annual awards are highlights of MS&T—which focuses on current research and technical applications of materials science. The Ceramic Business Leadership Summit, previously held at Ceramics Expo, will now be part of MS&T.
Short courses and workshops—A chance to increase your knowledge
You’ve decided to attend a meeting. Why not stick around for additional learning?
Winter Workshop 2018, ICACC18, January 19–23: A must-attend event for young professionals and ceramics and glass students, Winter Workshop features the latest research in ceramics, professional development, poster sessions, leadership discussions, and a career panel.
Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Glass Short Course, ICACC18, January 25–26: Fracture toughness, R-curves, and Weibull derivation—these are just a few of the topics that will be addressed in this course.
And make sure you check out these short courses at Ceramics Expo:
Statistical Processing Control in Ceramic Processing, April 29–30
Smart Marketing for Engineers, April 29–30
Knowledge enhancement from the comfort of your armchair
Perhaps you don’t have the funds to travel to a meeting or register for a short course this year. ACerS has you covered! Check out the entire library of educational resources and DVD courses, from Sintering of Ceramics to Surface Chemistry and Characterization of Bioactive Glasses.
And a key tool you’ll need for more accurate research results—Phase Equilibria Diagrams 4.2 database—has been updated with 1,133 new diagrams that includes 84 years of research, all packed into a two-inch USB drive.
Check out the rest of ACerS products here. And coming soon: The ACerS Bulletin archive, which goes back to the very first issue from May 1922, will soon be available to all ACerS members. Stay tuned.
There’s a lot to look forward to at ACerS in 2018. From meetings, to short courses, to educational resources, ACerS has everything you need to increase your knowledge and expand your network of professional connections. So if you haven’t joined yet, swing over to the membership area and get started.
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