The Young Professional Network (YPN) is designed for ACerS members who have completed their terminal degree or are 25 years of age and up to 40 years of age.

Expand your circle through ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN)

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

Find out more about the YPN

Join the growing YPN community

If you have completed your terminal degree and/or are between the ages of 25-40, you are encouraged to join the ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN).

You may join this growing community by logging in to your ACerS Personal Snapshot and marking "Young Professionals Network (YPN)" under the Interest Groups and Communities tab.

“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 Professional Awards

Apply for one or more of the following awards that are specifically geared towards young professionals! Gain visibility and recognition while building your CV with ACerS.

ACerS offers even more awards! While the above apply specifically to young professionals, chances are that you may qualify for additional awards. View the entire list of awards to see which apply to you.

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Opportunities

Connect with YPN members on LinkedIn

Join us in the ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN) group on LinkedIn.

Make connections with young professionals from around the globe!

2019-2020 Young Professionals Network (YPN) Leadership

2018-2020 YPN Co-Chair

Charmayne Lonergan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2019-2021 YPN Co-Chair

Kathryn Goetschius, Guardian Industries

YPN STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mark Losego, Georgia Tech

Marissa Reigel, Savannah River National Laboratory

Yuxuan Gong, Owens Corning

James LeBeau, North Carolina State University

Gyanender Singh, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

David Poerschke, University of Minnesota

Parthasarathi Chakraborti, Intel Corporation

Rafael Jaramillo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Become an Individual or Associate Member

If you are a recent graduate, ACerS can help you succeed by offering you a FREE Associate Membership.

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