Special Focused Session on Diversity, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization | The American Ceramic Society Skip to content

Special Focused Session on Diversity, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization

One of the critical goal of this special session is to recognize Jubilee Global Diversity Awardees where exceptional early- to mid-career professionals who are women and/or underrepresented minorities (i.e. based on race, ethnicity, nationality and/or geographic location) in the area of ceramic science and engineering will recognized, and consequently invited to present their contributions. In addition, this session will focus on entrepreneurship and commercialization. As a background, entrepreneurship has become an important tool for job creation. More particularly, entrepreneurial process is a highly rewarding process which revolves around freedom of thoughts, originality, risk-taking, and recognizing gaps in the market, proactiveness, and competitive aggressiveness.

 Proposed session topics
  • Jubilee Global Diversity Awardees invited presentation
  • Designing a successful start-up, for example, business strategy, and business idea generation
  • Assembling a focused team for a successful venture
  • To reallocate different resources for the same, for example human resource management
  • Promoting problem-solving and creative out-of-the-box thinking


Symposium Organizers
  • Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota, USA
  • Valerie L Wiesner, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Amanda Krause, University of Florida, USA
  • Emmanuel Maillet, GE Research, USA
  • Thiyagarajan Natarajan, Applied Materials, USA