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Young Professionals Network

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

Download the YPN pamphlet

“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 (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



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

Kathryn Goetschius, Guardian Industries

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.