ACerS Spotlight

Volunteer spotlight: Clive Randall

By Belinda Raines / April 3, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Clive Randall 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. Randall is professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. He has a…

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Samuel Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award nominations due May 23, 2020

By Erica Zimmerman / March 31, 2020

The Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award recognizes individuals who are members of the Pacific Rim Conference (PACRIM) societies for their contributions in the field of ceramics and glass technology that have resulted in significant industrial and/or academic impact, international advocacy, and visibility of the field. Industrial candidates will be evaluated based on the technology development and…

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Society reschedules three spring conferences in response to COVID-19

By Eileen De Guire / March 17, 2020

The American Ceramic Society announces it has rescheduled events through May because of COVID-19. The decision, not taken lightly, is based on guidance from WHO and CDC, as well as local government and public health authorities of our conference venues. “We considered the emphasis in the near term for ‘social distancing,’ as well as evolving…

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Faculty sought for Central Ohio Technical College two-year ceramic engineering degree program

By Eileen De Guire / March 10, 2020

Responding to a critical need of the ceramic manufacturing industry, Central Ohio Technical College (Newark, Ohio), in partnership with the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation and The America Ceramic Society, plans to establish a two-year associate’s degree in ceramic materials engineering technology. COTC expects to welcome its first student cohort in fall 2020 pending approval…

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Nominations open for ECD Mueller, Bridge Building, Jubilee Global Diversity and Global Young Investigator awards

By Erica Zimmerman / March 3, 2020

The Engineering Ceramics Division invites nominations for the 2021 James I. Mueller, Bridge Building, Jubilee Global Diversity and Global Young Investigator awards. The deadline for submitting nominations for all four awards is July 1, 2020. The Mueller Award recognizes the enormous contributions of James I. Mueller to the Engineering Ceramics Division and to the field of engineering ceramics.…

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Volunteer spotlight: Kristin Breder

By Belinda Raines / March 3, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Kristin Breder 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. Breder is a senior principal scientist and group leader at Saint-Gobain Research North America. She has been with Saint-Gobain for 20 years.…

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2020 ACerS Webinar Series: From dull data to neat narrative

By Yolanda Natividad / February 25, 2020

From dull data to neat narrative: Constructing PowerPoint presentations through story framing and slide design Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 11 am (Eastern Time) Many university students will give an oral presentation at a science conference sometime during their undergraduate or graduate years. PowerPoint typically is used for such presentations, yet students often do not…

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2020 ACerS Webinar Series: Facts are not enough

By Yolanda Natividad / February 25, 2020

Facts are not enough: Combating misinformation in research communication Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 11 am (EST) Communicating your research to nonspecialist audiences is challenging, and it is even more so when your audience holds preconceived beliefs on the topic. Studies have shown facts alone cannot combat misinformation—so how do you correct these inaccuracies? This…

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The European Ceramic Society-American Ceramic Society Joint Award

By Erica Zimmerman / February 21, 2020

The European Ceramic Society-American Ceramic Society Joint Award recognizes individuals who foster international cooperation between The American Ceramic Society and The European Ceramic Society, in demonstration of both organizations’ commitment to work together to better serve the international ceramics community. The award shall be presented in alternate years at the ACerS Annual Meeting event (held…

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The American Ceramic Society announces new Energy Materials and Systems Division

By Lisa McDonald / February 20, 2020

WESTERVILLE, OH – The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) announced the establishment of the new Energy Materials and Systems Division. The ACerS Board of Directors approved the Division’s creation and rules at their December 2019 meeting. “The Division will address a wide variety of materials related to energy, keeping the primary focus on ceramic and glass…

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