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Membership within The American Ceramic Society provides immeasurable value. Hear it directly from our members, who provide their own specific perspectives.
Emerging ceramic experts and top technical minds
Everyone starts somewhere, but with ACerS membership on your side, you can be catapulted into meetings with emerging experts and the industry’s top technical minds. Even if you’re already a seasoned professional, ACerS provides you with opportunities to share your knowledge and grow your resume.
Take a look at ACerS membership types and benefits in order to identify the perfect membership for you.
“ACerS is very much like a family, and by far the most of any professional Society I’ve ever belonged to. The family-oriented aspect is so fundamental to ACerS. It’s a large community of people looking out for each other, helping each other grow together, and supporting each other. That’s what ACerS has been in my experience and I hope will always continue to be. We know that we’re all in this together for the good of ceramics and glass.”
Dr. John Mauro, The Pennsylvania State University
“Membership has been an invaluable resource as I start my career by connecting me to the ceramics community at large through various ACerS’ publications, news articles, and conferences. Being an Associate member has helped me access the tools and resources I need to help me build my career in ceramics.”
Valerie Wiesner, NASA Glenn Research Center
“GGRN and PCSA give you visibility to a plethora of opportunities after graduation. I knew so many people [in GGRN and PCSA] who already knew of my accomplishments—so if there was a job opening in their company they would think of me. I also learned more about myself—and that I’m capable of doing more than studying and conducting research. These memberships enabled me to meet a lot of people and get to know professionals from different industries. You get to know people who talk about their jobs and their life and it’s inspiring—it gives you ideas on what you want to be in the future.”
Swetha Barkam, Micron Technology
“My Material Advantage Chapter received full funding to attend Material Advantage's Congressional Visits Day (CVD) in Washington, D.C. CVD allows for materials science students to meet with representatives to advocate for research and development. Speaking with members of Congress about improving federal support encouraged me to discover my passion for STEM policy. My participation in CVD pushed me to apply and ultimately be selected for an internship in a U.S. Representative's office.”
Melanie Buziak, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
“[Joining] was a good opportunity. It seemed to be a good way to support the Society, of which many of our customers are members. We like the discounted rates on the expos, and the exposure is even better now because of the Corporate Partnership program. It’s perfect for building awareness and letting customers know that you support the Society.”
Mary Stevenson, Deltech Furnaces
The key to your professional success
The key to career success is staying on top of the latest knowledge and trends, while creating and maintaining networks of professionals in academia, laboratories, and industry.
Join ACerS today to gain exclusive access to relevant information, comprehensive training, and targeted networking that keeps you ahead of the curve in your discipline.
ACerS values diversity and inclusion
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.