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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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2019 ACerS Webinar Series: Good design is C.R.A.P.

By Yolanda Natividad / July 31, 2019

Good design is C.R.A.P.: Creating science posters using Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 11 am (EST) Presenting posters at science conferences is an important part of a university student’s career. It provides them a chance to communicate the results of their research to a nonspecialist audience. Yet many students do…

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Clemson University Material Advantage Chapter Receives CGIF Grant

By Yolanda Natividad / July 24, 2019

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) provides an opportunity to submit project proposals each year in order to support their mission. Such projects must be directly related to introducing students to ceramic and glass science. The Clemson University Material Advantage Chapter took hold of the opportunity to submit a project proposal and was awarded…

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ACerS student tour at MS&T19

By Yolanda Natividad / July 12, 2019

Students will have the opportunity to visit the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, USA, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, during MS&T19. The ACerS Student Tour to PNNL will be an all-day event and is open to all MS&T19 student registrants. PNNL is a US Department of Energy National Laboratory with over 4400…

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Attention Students: time is ticking on the following opportunities

By Yolanda Natividad / July 11, 2019

Apply for the GEMS Award by July 15 Are you a graduate student speaking at MS&T this year? The Basic Science Division of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) organizes the annual Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of graduate students in materials science and engineering. The award is open…

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The ACerS Cements Division Presents Awards at June Meeting

By Erica Zimmerman / July 9, 2019

The ACerS Cements Division presented several awards at their June 16-18 meeting  in Urbana, Illinois.  Congratulations to these deserving awardees! 2018 Stephen Brunauer Award Paper Title: “Molecular and submolecular scale effects of comb‐copolymers on tri‐calcium silicate reactivity: Toward molecular design” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 100(3), 817-841. (2017) By: Delphine Marchon ¹, Patrick Juilland², Emmanuel…

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Do you qualify for Emeritus membership?

By Erica Zimmerman / July 9, 2019

If you will be 65 years old (or older) by December 31, 2019 and will have 35 years of continuous membership in ACerS, you are eligible for Emeritus status. Note that both criteria must be met. Emeritus members enjoy waived membership dues and reduced meeting registration rates. To verify your eligibility, contact Erica Zimmerman at…

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Volunteer spotlight: Ashley Hampton

By Belinda Raines / July 1, 2019

ACerS is pleased to announce that Ashley Hampton 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. Hampton received her B.S. in ceramic engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She has seven years of experience in…

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ACerS announces 2019 Distinguished Life Members

By Lisa McDonald / June 17, 2019

The American Ceramic Society will award three members the honor of the organization’s 2019 Distinguished Life Members: Winnie Wong-Ng, Minoru Tomozawa, and Dawn Bonnell.

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