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Volunteer spotlight: Brian Gilmore

By Belinda Raines / December 4, 2019

ACerS is pleased to announce that Brian Gilmore has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Gilmore is a staff engineer at Pioneer Natural Resources. He earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in…

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Volunteer spotlight: Victoria Blair

By Belinda Raines / November 5, 2019

ACerS is pleased to announce that Victoria L. Blair has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Blair received her B.S. in ceramic engineering and Ph.D. in ceramics from Alfred University (New York State College of Ceramics) in…

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2020 Nominations for Glass & Optical Materials Division Awards

By Erica Zimmerman / October 28, 2019

There are five glass-related awards that have a January 21, 2020 nomination deadline, so please consider submitting a nomination! Stookey Lecture of Discovery: 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 significance or the potential…

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2019 Roland B. Snow award and ceramographic competition winners announced

By Erica Zimmerman / October 11, 2019

The Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition, is an annual poster exhibit to promote the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of ceramic materials. This year’s competition was held during the ACerS Annual Meeting in September in Portland, Or., in the Oregon Convention Center. Winners were selected for the scanning electron microscopy,…

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Volunteer spotlight: Christopher Kassner

By Belinda Raines / October 11, 2019

ACerS is pleased to announce that Christopher Kassner has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Kassner received his B.S. in physics from Rowan University in 2014 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering…

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The American Ceramic Society Announces Students Selected as PACK Fellows

By Belinda Raines / September 9, 2019

WESTERVILLE, OH: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is pleased to announce that five outstanding students have been selected as recipients of a prestigious PACK Fellowship. The students are: Daniel Fortino (Penn State University), Jack Hayden (Penn State University), George Kotsonis (Penn State University), Alexei Matyushov (Northeastern University), and Ryan Thackston (University of Houston). The PACK…

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Volunteer spotlight: Charmayne Lonergan

By Belinda Raines / September 3, 2019

ACerS is pleased to announce that Charmayne Lonergan has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Lonergan is a glass scientist in the Radiological Materials Group in the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory…

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2020 Call for Award Nominations

By Erica Zimmerman / September 3, 2019

Nominations for Society awards that will be presented at the annual awards banquet in October 2020 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, 2020 unless otherwise noted. Contact Erica Zimmerman at ezimmerman@ceramics.org or 614-794-5821 if you…

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Volunteer spotlight: Valerie Wiesner

By Belinda Raines / August 6, 2019

ACerS is pleased to announce that Valerie Wiesner has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Wiesner has been a very active and committed member of ACerS since joining in 2010 as a graduate student. Her notable contributions…

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ACerS/Basic Science Division Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition

By Erica Zimmerman / August 6, 2019

It’s time to start working on your entry for the 2019 Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition, organized by the ACerS Basic Science Division. This unique competition, to be held at MS&T19 in September/October in Portland, Oregon is an annual poster exhibit that promotes the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of…

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