The American Ceramic Society’s Board of Directors took action in 2017 to improve ACerS efforts in education and professional development. The result was the formation of a new Class of the Society called The Education and Professional Development Council (EPDC).
The purpose of the EPDC is to stimulate, promote, and improve education and professional development within the ceramic and glass community.
For faculty working in ceramics and glass: ACerS can help you earn professional recognition, gain access to the latest technical information, and build the professional networks necessary for success.
Learn more below about how ACerS can help advance not only your career but also your students careers by visiting Resources for Faculty.
Join the Education and Professional Development Council (EPDC) as a member
If you have an interest in education or professional development initiatives, join us as a member of the EPDC. Additionally, EPDC members are eligible for special awards (see more information on awards below).
You may join this growing community by logging in to your ACerS Personal Snapshot and marking "EPDC" under the Interest Groups and Communities tab.
If you have any difficulties with this process, or have any additional questions please contact ACerS Customer Service at 1-866-721-3322 or 1-240-646-7054 (outside the U.S.).
EPDC Volunteer Position Available
2022-2027 EPDC Awards Committee Member
The Awards Committee is a standing committee of the EPDC composed of five members of the EPDC who have reached their 41st birthday prior to the current year. Members of this Committee will be appointed by the Board of Directors of the Society upon recommendation by the Co-Chairs of the EPDC; one member shall be appointed each year for a term of five years. They shall not be eligible for immediate reappointment. The senior member shall serve as chair of the Committee for all of its activities each year. To review and download the EPDC Rules, please see below.
Serving as an ACerS EPDC Awards Committee member is a 5-year commitment, with the senior member of the committee serving as the chair, and meetings virtually 2-3 times a year to solicit nominations, evaluate the candidates, and select the award winner for the four EPDC awards. The members of the committee are also invited to attend the EPDC council meetings with at least one spokesperson attending to provide a short report. The EPDC Awards Committee position will begin at the ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T.
Any ACerS member who is a member of the EPDC, has reached their 41st birthday prior to the current year, and has interest or relevant experience is encouraged to apply.
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone please complete the nomination form below and submit via email by August 31, 2022. Please contact Yolanda Natividad with any questions.
ACerS Education and Professional Development Council (EPDC) Awards
Apply for one or more of the following EPDC awards by the annual deadline of January 15! Gain visibility and recognition while building your CV with ACerS.
2020-2021 Education and Professional Development Council (EPDC) Committee Representatives
2019-2022 EPDC Co-Chair
2021-2023 EPDC Co-Chair
EPDC Committee Representatives
EPDC Awards Committee
Rajendra Kumar Bordia, Chair 2021-2022
Rosario Gerhardt, 2018-2023
Rajendra Kumar Bordia, 2019-2024
Jürgen Rödel, 2020-2025
Miladin Radovic, 2021-2022
Santanu Das, 2021-2026
material advantage Committee (MAC)
R. Allen Kimel
PResident's council of student advisors (PCSA)
ACerS board of directors class liaison
Young Professionals Network
Yuxuan Gong, 2020-2022
Ashley Hampton, 2021-2023
ACerS staff liaison to the epdc
EPDC Mentor Program sub-committee