The Arizona Section serves ACerS members in the state of Arizona.

Section Officers


Chair: Sharhiar Anwar, Arizona State University

Treasurer: Saurabh Waghmare, Heraeus Conamic

Secretary: Smith Swain, Arizona State University

If you would like to contact any of the Arizona Section officers, log in and visit the ACerS online membership directory for contact details. You must be a member to access the directory. Or contact Vicki Evans at

The AZ Chapter hosts events to promote women in STEM and summer minicamp for high school students

The Arizona Section hosted the Arizona State University Material Advantage Students and spoke to them regarding women in STEM as part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. They highlighted the many women in STEM whose contributions may have been forgotten or marginalized. They also stressed why and how gender role models are critical.

The section also held a discussion with roughly 50 local seniors about women in STEM as part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts.

The section also hosted 55 high school students for a summer minicamp. The students engaged in several hands-on engaging activities. Pictures of the event are below.

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Meetings and Events

April 7, 2023: Discussion on overlooked contributions of women in science and engineering as part of our DEI forum.

June 6, 2023: Workshop for underrepresented high school students and introduction to role of ceramics.