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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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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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