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Mark your calendar for ICACC’19 student activities

By Yolanda Natividad / December 7, 2018

Attention students and young professionals: Are you planning on attending the 43rd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’19), Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.? If so, you will want to stay connected by joining the ICACC’19 Facebook event. Simply search “ICACC 2019” on Facebook or follow this link:…

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PCSA Shot Glass Competition

By Yolanda Natividad / December 7, 2018

If you are attending ICACC’19, don’t miss this design contest organized by ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA)! Show off your design skills in the PCSA Shot Glass Competition. Contestants are given one shot glass and 30 minutes to build protection devices using straws or pipe cleaners. Further, the glasses are dropped at varying…

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Owens-Illinois donates $20,000 to Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

By Belinda Raines / November 7, 2018

The Owens-Illinois Charities Foundation donated $20,000 to the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation and the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council to support student programs and travel grants to the Glass Problems Conference.

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2019 Nominations open for three prestigious glass awards: Stookey, Morey, Kreidl

By Erica Zimmerman / October 29, 2018

-There are three glass-related awards that have a January 21, 2019 nomination deadline, so please consider submitting a nomination! Stookey Lecture of Discovery: deadline January 21, 2019 The Stookey Award recognizes an individual’s lifetime of innovative exploratory work or noteworthy contributions of outstanding research on new materials, phenomena, or processes involving glass, that have commercial…

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ACerS student tour at MS&T18

By Yolanda Natividad / October 5, 2018

Students will have the opportunity to visit the Owens Corning Science & Technology Center in Granville, Ohio, USA, on Monday, October 15, 2018, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., during MS&T18. The registration deadline is September 24, 2018. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Registration for the tour is…

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The American Ceramic Society Names New Executive Director

By Eileen De Guire / September 21, 2018

WESTERVILLE, OHIO—The American Ceramic Society Board of Directors announces the appointment of Mark J. Mecklenborg as executive director effective Jan. 1, 2019. He will succeed current executive director Charlie Spahr when he retires at the end of the year. Mecklenborg will be the Society’s 11th executive director. ACerS president Michael Alexander says, “Mark brings an energy…

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2019 Call for Award Nominations

By Erica Zimmerman / September 4, 2018

Nominations for Society awards that will be presented at the annual awards banquet in October 2019 are now open. Additional information on each award, plus many Division and Class awards, is available at ceramics.org/awards. Nomination deadline for all awards is January 15, 2019 unless otherwise noted. (Note that the 2019 Fellows deadline was August 30, 2018).…

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Bhalla, Halloran, and Scherer Selected as The American Ceramic Society 2018 Distinguished Life Members

By Faye Oney / August 13, 2018

[Image above] ACerS 2018 Distinguished Life Members: Amar Bhalla, John W. Halloran, and George W. Scherer. WESTERVILLE, Ohio, August 10, 2018—The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) will award three members the honor of the organization’s 2018 Distinguished Life Members: Amar Bhalla, John W. Halloran, and George W. Scherer. The Distinguished Life Member Award is the highest…

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The American Ceramic Society Announces 2018 Class of Fellows

By Faye Oney / August 13, 2018

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, August 10, 2018—The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) will elevate 15 members to Fellow status at ACerS Annual Honor and Awards Banquet on October 15, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The Fellow designation recognizes ACerS members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences, broad and productive scholarship in ceramic…

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Call for Nominations: The W.A. Weyl International Glass Science Award

By Erica Zimmerman / July 30, 2018

The purpose of this award is to recognize the abilities of a young scientist who would like to present a paper at an International Congress on Glass, and to provide funds to make this possible. ELIGIBILITY Any young scientist 35 years old or less, whose research and publications in the field of glass science shows ingenuity,…

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