Colorado Section | The American Ceramic Society

Colorado Section

The Colorado Section includes ACerS members in the state of Colorado.

2018 Section Officers:

Chair:  Sandrine Ricote

Secretary: Scott Thompson

Treasurer: Nate Orloff

Student Chair: Eric Marksz

Meetings and Events


Students in Industry Day 2019!

In conjunction with ASME, the Colorado Section of ACerS has organized the Students in Industry Day Program, through which mechanical and materials science engineering students are paired with local businesses to observe and work with experienced engineers.  While shadowing an engineer, students will be able to learn about the company and what engineers do on a day-to-day basis.

When:  February 20 - 22, 2019

Dinner: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., February 22

Where: Wynkoop Brewing Company, Mercantile Room, 1634 18th Street, Denver, Colorado

Cost: $20 for students; $30 for members; $35 for non-members

Click here for more information!


Social Event Announced: Ski Day 2019!

Location: Loveland Ski Area      Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Let's carpool!  We will meet at the Park and Ride T-REX lot (crossing I-70 and Highway 40, see map below) at 7:50 a.m., to depart no later than 8:00 a.m.

A one-day lift ticket costs $79.  If we buy more than 20 tickets, we will get a discounted rate of $50 per lift ticket.  (Everyone pays for their own ticket.)

Spouses, significant others, and friends are welcome to join!

Please RSVP before January 21 to Sandrine Ricote at

Section Sponsors Free Tour, Presentation, and Networking Event

The Colorado Section of ACerS joined with ASME to provide a FREE tour of Wings Over the Rockies (WOTR) and presentation on Thursday, November 1, 2018.  Guest speaker Stephen Kelly presented information on the Apollopalooza 50th celebration in 2019, when WOTR will celebrate the first moon landing.   After the tour and presentation, attendees moved over to the Lowry Beer Garden for a standing social!

Colorado Section holds Inaugural Meeting

The newest ACerS Section held its kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6-8 p.m., at CoorsTek Center for Advanced Materials in Golden, CO.  A welcome message and opening remarks were given by Sandrine Ricote, Chair of the Colorado Section, which was followed by a CoorsTek presentation. Nearly 40 participants enjoyed a tour of the new research and development facility, led by CoorsTek engineers.  Light appetizers and beverages were provided by CoorsTek.