ACerS Spotlight

New Diversity & Inclusion webpage offers transparent account of ACerS initiatives

By Lisa McDonald / July 13, 2021

The American Ceramic Society represents all people involved in the global ceramics and glass community. As part of our commitment to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for all in the community, we have curated a new Diversity & Inclusion section of the website.

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Volunteer spotlight: John R. Hellmann

By Karen McCurdy / July 8, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce John R. Hellmann has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Hellmann is Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he received both a bachelor’s and a Ph.D. in…

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MS&T21 Registrations: Distinguished Life, Emeritus and Senior Members

By Erica Zimmerman / June 29, 2021

ACerS 123rd Annual Meeting takes place Oct. 17–21, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio, during MS&T. MS&T affords you an opportunity like no other. You have the chance to hear the latest technical advances and cutting-edge developments in the materials science community, connect with friends, and network with your peers. Make your plans to attend today!

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Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: Synthesis and performance of ceramic-based biological composites

By Erica Zimmerman / June 29, 2021

Hosted by the Colorado Section, this webinar from Prof. David Kisailus describes the increasing need for the development of multifunctional lightweight materials with high strength and toughness.

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Review of “Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History, and Culture”

By Eileen De Guire / June 24, 2021

Mario Affatigato, editor-in-chief of International Journal of Applied Glass Science, reviews the new two-volume Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History, and Culture, available for purchase on the ACerS-Wiley bookstore.

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ACerS announces 2021 Distinguished Life Members

By Eileen De Guire / June 21, 2021

The American Ceramic Society will award three members the honor of the organization’s 2021 Distinguished Life Members: William E. Lee, Kathleen A. Richardson, and Anil Virkar.

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ACerS announces 2021 Class of Fellows

By Eileen De Guire / June 21, 2021

The American Ceramic Society will elevate 17 members to Fellow Status this year. The awards will be presented at the Society’s Annual Honor and Awards banquet at MS&T21 in Columbus, Ohio.

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “Getting Hired: Tips and Tricks”

By Yolanda Natividad / June 8, 2021

Getting Hired: Tips and Tricks Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 3 pm (Eastern US time) ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is hosting the July webinar, Getting Hired: Tips and Tricks in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series. Our webinar presenters: Dr. Krista Carlson, Dr. Charmayne Lonergan, and Mr. Jeff Miller will…

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Volunteer spotlight: Kathryn Goetschius

By Karen McCurdy / June 7, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Kathryn Goetschius has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Goetschius received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in glass engineering and science from Alfred University. She also obtained a Ph.D. in materials science…

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Meet up at the ACerS YPN Coffee

By Yolanda Natividad / June 4, 2021

Mark your calendars and register for the ACerS YPN Coffee. Join us on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern to gather with your fellow ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN) members to chat and socialize! This gathering will be open to both ACerS YPN members and non-members, so be sure to invite your colleagues and friends! Register below,…

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