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Student and Recent Graduate Membership

Kick-start your materials career through involvement in ACerS membership


Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate-level student, or a recent graduate, there’s room for you to grow and explore your materials interests with ACerS. Our student programs and activities are designed specifically to address your current and future leadership and career development needs. 


The premier student membership for post-secondary students in materials science and engineering is the Material Advantage Student Program. Material Advantage provides membership for $30 per year with benefits and access to the following prominent materials science and engineering societies.  Join Material Advantage today!


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Graduate student membership

Are you a graduate student researching ceramic or glass science? You’ve made the decision to further your education by obtaining a masters or Ph.D.—a decision that requires extensive research in a specialized area of interest. If that interest includes ceramics or glass, ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN) is your first stop on the path toward post-graduate success. GGRN is a new ACerS membership that targets and engages graduate-level students who have a primary interest in ceramics and glass.


Join GGRN for only $30 per year and enjoy access to ACerS invaluable information, expertise, and targeted programming resources as well as an international network of graduate-level students, just like yourself, who are looking for a place to call their professional home. 



Associate membership

Are you a recent graduate? ACerS can help you succeed by offering you a FREE Associate Membership for the first year following completion of your terminal degree. By becoming an ACerS Associate Member, you’ll have access to valuable resources that will benefit you now and throughout your career. 


Complete the membership application online or download the membership application and mail or fax it.


Membership in The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is an investment in your profession that will expand your knowledge, yield valuable connections, and advance your career, but are you still confused about what the membership opportunities are for students and recent graduates in ACerS? Click on the flow chart below.  It should help you understand where you belong at this stage of your career!  




Information resources


Full list of ACerS membership benefits


Leadership development and involvement

Get involved in ACerS. 

President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA)
Are you a student with a keen interest in ceramics and strong leadership qualities? If so, help shape the future of the ceramics profession by getting involved in ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA). The PCSA is a student-led committee whose mission is to engage students as active and long-term leaders in the ceramics community and to increase participation in ACerS at the local, national, and international levels. 


Click here to learn more about the PCSA’s goals and future plans.


Young Professionals Network (YPN)
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is designed for ACerS members who have completed their terminal degree or are 25 years of age and up to 40 years of age.  If that’s you, visit the YPN page to find out more.  


Networking and new opportunities


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