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Central Ohio Section

The Central Ohio Section of The American Ceramic Society encompasses the Ohio counties of Athens, Belmont, Champaign, Clark, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Richland, Ross, Union, Vinton, and Washington.




Chair:  Beau Billet

Secretary: Michele Nielson

Treasurer: Matt Lambert

Section to Tour Aerospace Research Center

The Central Ohio Section of ACerS plans to join other member groups of Columbus Technical Societies for a tour of the Aerospace Research Center at The Ohio State University on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.  For more information or to register, click here.

Section Tours Columbus Idea Foundry

Members of the Central Ohio Section were able to experience the 60,000 square feet of workshops, offices, working nooks, classrooms, and communal spaces of the Idea Foundry on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  The innovation center is located in a renovated, 100-year-old shoe factory and is not the typical co-working space. It’s designed as a gathering place for makers, techies, artisans, and visionaries, where, with the right tools, abstract ideas become work-in-progress projects.  The entrepreneurial hub features a 20,000-square-foot workshop and a 25,000-square-foot creative office space, completed by a quiet area on the mezzanine level.











Following the tour, members headed over to the Land-Grant Brewing Company to grab a refreshment!





Columbus Technical Societies to Meet in January

The Central Ohio Section of ACerS is a member of the Columbus Technical Societies and invites you to attend a meal and presentation by Assistant Professor Scott Laslo on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., at Columbus State Community College, 315 Cleveland Avenue, Lower Level WD-016.

The presentation is entitled, “Skilled Trades by the Numbers: Using Quantitative Data and Integrated Virtual Reality t Train Welders More Efficiently.”  Attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on welds in the CSCC weld lab.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Meetings and Events

Central Ohio Section Meeting and OSU Ceramic Engineering Reunion

The new Central Ohio Section held its first meeting in conjunction with Ohio State’s Ceramic Engineering Reunion on Monday, July 30, 2018, at The Ohio State University Faculty Club.

ACerS members had the opportunity to learn about the new Central Ohio Section and meet the Section’s officers! Alumni of OSU’s Department of Ceramic Engineering were able to reconnect with fellow graduates, and many of the attendees went on a tour Ohio Stadium, followed by a happy hour and buffet dinner.

A colleague of Professor Perena Gouma, the Edward Orton, Jr. Chair in Ceramic Engineering at OSU, gave the keynote presentation on some of Dr. Gouma’s work, and ACerS president Mike Alexander provided an update on the Society.

All ACerS Meetings

Opportunities: ACerS Career Center

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