ACerS Spotlight

ACerS Diversity & Inclusion Member Community—fostering a culture of inclusivity welcome to all

By Karen McCurdy / June 4, 2021

Coordinated by The American Ceramic Society’s Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee, the ACerS Diversity & Inclusion Member Community offers a place for ACerS members to collaboratively work toward developing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization for ceramics and glass professionals. Research shows that organizational diversity leads to expanded creativity and problem-solving, better decision-making, increased productivity, enhanced…

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2021 Society Awardees Announced

By Erica Zimmerman / June 4, 2021

The American Ceramic Society’s 2021 awardees have been selected. Awards will be presented at ACerS Annual Meeting in conjunction with MS&T21 October 17 – 21, 2021 in Columbus, Oh., USA. Congratulations to the 2021 awardees!

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ACerS Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: “Years of Glass – How the chemical durability of glass is predicted over millennia and beyond”

By Erica Zimmerman / June 4, 2021

Hosted by the Glass & Optical Materials Division, this webinar will feature a presentation from Dr. Joseph Ryan (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) that will examine the state-of-the-art of glass corrosion science.

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ACerS PCSA 2021 Humanitarian Pitch Competition at MS&T21

By Yolanda Natividad / June 3, 2021

The ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is hosting the 2021 Humanitarian Pitch Competition for you to pitch your ideas to a panel of judges about solutions to a challenge that a community is experiencing. By utilizing your material engineering background, you should aim to show how improved materials/processes will benefit a community in…

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Cooper, Henry and Hoffman awards: nomination deadlines extended

By Erica Zimmerman / May 20, 2021

Nomination deadlines for three ACerS division awards have been extended to June.  Award eligibility for each can be found at ACerS Awards Page. Glass & Optical Materials:  Alfred R. Cooper Scholars Award This award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research, engineering, and/or study in glass science or technology. The recipient will receive…

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Volunteer spotlight: Chris Perry

By Karen McCurdy / May 6, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Chris Perry has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Perry is president of both Christy Refractories and Industrial Services. Previously, he held the role of vice president of engineering with additional responsibilities for R&D and…

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Four Bioceramics Division award nominations: July 1 deadline

By Erica Zimmerman / May 4, 2021

It’s time to begin preparing nominations for four Bioceramics Division awards with a July 1, 2021 deadline. Award eligibility for each can be found at ACerS Awards Page. Young Scholar Award This award recognizes excellence in research among current degree-seeking graduate students and postdoctoral research associates. The recipient will receive a certificate, glass piece, and…

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ACerS Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: “Advanced ceramic manufacturing”

By Erica Zimmerman / April 26, 2021

Hosted by the Northern California Section, this webinar will feature presentations from Professor Jian Luo (University of California, San Diego) and Professor Katherine T. Faber (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena). Their presentations will discuss recent studies from flash sintering to ultrafast sintering without an electric field and field effects on grain growth and the fundamentals of pore network design.

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ECD Secretary Nominations Deadline: July 31, 2021

By Erica Zimmerman / April 26, 2021

The ECD Nominating Committee invites nominations for the incoming 2021–2022 division secretary candidate. Nominations will be presented for approval at the ECD Annual Business meeting during ACerS annual meeting in conjunction with MS&T 2021 in Columbus, Ohio (October 17-21, 2021). Please send your nomination form by July 31, 2021 to the nominating committee chair, Surojit Gupta. Nominating CommitteeChair:…

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “Career Path: Dr. Valerie Wiesner”

By Yolanda Natividad / April 13, 2021

Career Path: Dr. Valerie Wiesner Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 11 am (Eastern US time) ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is hosting the June webinar, Career Path: Dr. Valerie Wiesner in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series. Dr. Valerie Wiesner will share her path that has led to a career in…

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