The purpose of the The Education and Professional Development Council (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.).
Volunteer for the Student Mentor Program subcommittee
Do you want to help mold the ACerS Student Mentor Program? The subcommittee that manages the student mentor program is looking for volunteers willing to support and grow the program in all aspects.
Sign up below to volunteer for this valuable subcommittee.
VOLUNTEER: Student Mentor Program subcommittee
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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.
2022-2023 Education and Professional Development Council (EPDC) Committee Representatives
2021-2023 EPDC Co-Chair
2022-2024 EPDC Co-Chair
EPDC Standing Committees
EPDC Awards Committee
Rosario Gerhardt, Chair 2018-2023
Rajendra Kumar Bordia, 2019-2024
Jürgen Rödel, 2020-2025
Santanu Das, 2021-2026
James Hemrick, 2022-2027
material advantage Committee (MAC)
R. Allen Kimel
Grant Norton, Chair
ACerS board of directors class liaison
ACerS staff liaison to the epdc
EPDC Mentor Program sub-committee
EPDC Collaborative Group Representatives
PResident's council of student advisors (PCSA)
Young Professionals Network
Ashley Hampton, 2021-2023
Christopher Kassner, 2022-2024