ACerS Spotlight

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 (EST) 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 receive…

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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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2020 ACerS Webinar Series: Creating a Roadmap for Your Career Development

By Yolanda Natividad / February 17, 2020

Creating a Roadmap for Your Career Development Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11 am (EST) What does it mean to develop a career roadmap? How far into the future can we really see clearly? WEBINAR DESCRIPTION This webinar will cover the essential steps for developing a career path to guide your ongoing professional development. Moving…

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American and European ceramic societies sign collaboration agreement

By Eileen De Guire / February 14, 2020

Ceramic societies will establish joint award, joint symposium, and continue student event collaborations. WESTERVILLE, Ohio—Leaders of The European Ceramic Society and The American Ceramic Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining cooperative activities between the two societies when officials from both organizations met recently at the International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites in Daytona…

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Volunteer spotlight: Emmanuel Maillet

By Belinda Raines / February 11, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Emmanuel Maillet 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. Maillet is the technology manager of the Materials Behavior Laboratory at GE Research in Niskayuna, N.Y. Maillet leads a team of engineers…

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Electronics Division names best student posters and presentations from EMA 2020

By Erica Zimmerman / February 10, 2020

The Electronics Division presented awards for outstanding student work during the January 2020 Conference on Electronic Materials and Applications in Orlando, Fla. Congratulations to these students: Poster Competition EMA 2020: 1st place: Ayana Ghosh – University of Connecticut “Design of novel molecular ferroelectrics using first-principles based and machine learning approaches” 2nd place: Nicole Bartek –…

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2020 ACerS Webinar Series: Career Path: Geoff Brennecka

By Yolanda Natividad / February 7, 2020

Career Path: Geoff Brennecka Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 11 am (EST) Like most Hollywood blockbusters, each career path has its origin story, hurdles, heartbreak, questionable choices, a strong supporting cast, and the occasional attempt at a plot line and dialogue. This debut webinar for 2020 will feature Dr. Geoff Brennecka, Associate Professor at the…

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2020 GEMS Award Call for Papers

By Yolanda Natividad / January 24, 2020

The Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of graduate students in materials science and engineering. The award is open to all graduate students who are making an oral presentation in any symposium or session at MS&T20. All papers must be submitted by March 31, 2020 (extended deadline). The GEMS awards…

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