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Young Professionals Network

Expand your circle through ACerS Young Professionals Network

The American Ceramic Society’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) aims to:

  • Attract and retain young professionals as members of The American Ceramic Society
  • Connect young professionals with opportunities to actively contribute and take on leadership roles in the Society
  • Create a technical and social network amongst young professionals within the Society
  • Provide opportunities for professional development training of relevance to young professionals
  • Facilitate networking between YPN members and senior leaders in the ceramics and glass communities

“The connections that I’ve made through The American Ceramic Society have been invaluable. I highly encourage anyone to get involved with the Society.”

Geoff Brennecka, Colorado School of Mines

Young Professionals Network Representatives

YPN Co-Chairs

2018 – 20192018 – 2020
Kathleen Cissel,
UES at Air Force Research Lab
Charmayne Lonergan,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

YPN Steering Committee

Marissa Reigel,
Savannah River National Laboratory
Adam Stevenson,
Mark Losego,
Georgia Tech
Yuxuan Gong,
Owens Corning
James LeBeau,
North Carolina State University
Gyanender Singh,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

ACerS Staff Contact

Yolanda Natividad,
Member Engagement Manager

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By becoming an ACerS Individual or Associate Member, you’ll have access to valuable resources that will benefit you now and throughout your career.