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PCSA Testimonials

Testimonials

Shannon Rogers, Alfred University
Why did you join PCSA?

I was encouraged by professors and peers who spoke highly of the PCSA to join because I am fairly involved with outreach events and club projects on campus. The PCSA seemed like a great way for me to expand my efforts to spread the word about ceramic engineering. As someone who attends one of two universities in the United States for a degree in specifically "Ceramic Engineering", I have felt compelled to share with everyone what amazing opportunities and applications there are for ceramic science!

What has been the most rewarding part of your involvement with PCSA?

The PCSA is full of wonderful, intelligent people who are just as, if not more, passionate about ceramic and material sciences. Being a part of the External Partnerships Committee, I will have an opportunity to network with people for the good of the ceramics community.

Lavina Backman, University of virginia
Why did you join PCSA?

I joined PCSA to meet other leading researchers in ceramics and to become more involved with ACerS. I was also interested in the leadership and networking opportunities it provides. I have learned so much about leadership and involvement in the community of ceramics researchers from my fellow PCSA delegates, and have made some great friends in the process!

Anneliese E. Brenner, purdue University
Why did you join PCSA?

I joined PCSA to become more involved with ACerS and meet ceramic students who are passionate about knowledge and outreach of ceramics. I grew up in a small town and had no idea what materials science was, let alone a ceramic. When I went to college I learned about materials science, which was awesome, but I was under the assumption that investigating ceramics was useless. It was not until graduate school that I found the uses and field of ceramics is vast as well as up-and-coming. When I learned about PCSA I wanted to meet more people who were passionate about ceramics like me. I also wanted to help get the word out that ceramics were cool and used for more than dinnerware and porcelain thrones.

What has been the most rewarding part of your involvement with PCSA?

The most rewarding part of being part of PCSA has been getting to know awesome people and learning about their research. I feel truly blessed to know such talented individuals and work with them in PCSA. It has also been rewarding contributing to student events to increase awareness of ACerS and ceramics in general. Seeing students use their knowledge of ceramics for these events is awesome and reassures me the future is bright.