President's Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) | The American Ceramic Society

President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA)

ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is the student-led committee of ACerS responsible for representing student interests to ACerS and its subsidiary committees, divisions, sections, and classes.  The PCSA is the primary face of ACerS to ceramics and materials science students.   The role of the PCSA delegate is to represent their collegiate institution to PCSA, as well as representing the PCSA and ACerS to their academic department.

PCSA Mission
The mission of PCSA 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.

PCSA Goals

  • To coordinate student-focused ceramic programming at technical meetings.
  • To develop and implement ceramics-focused outreach activities.  The PCSA completed the current materials science kits in fall 2013.
  • To facilitate industry-student relations.
  • To promote ceramic science and engineering at the university and local levels.
  • To provide a way for students and young professionals to become and remain
    actively engaged as leaders in the ceramic materials community.

Meet the 2017-18 PCSA








The 2017-18 PCSA consists of 46 students from 32 universities, representing 11 countries.  The PCSA has six committees:

  • Programming
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Recruitment
  • Outreach
  • External Partnerships

Universities Represented:

Alfred University
Boise State University
Clemson University
Colorado School of Mines
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (Switzerland)
Florida International University
Florida Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India)
Iowa State University
Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Oklahoma State University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
The Ohio State University
Tohoku Universrity (Japan)
Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia)
University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
University of Bordeaux (France)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
University of New South Wales (Australia)
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
University of Texas El Paso
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
Washington State University