Resources for Students

Learn more about how ACerS can help advance your student career, and beyond!

ACerS offers an abundance of opportunities for students

For college and university students who are focusing on ceramics and glass, ACerS can help them earn recognition, gain access to the latest technical information, and build their networks necessary for success. Check out all of the resources for students provided by ACerS.

See below to learn more about the following resources for students!

Awards and Scholarships

Financial Support

Student Mentor Program

Learning Center

Job Search Resource Center

ACerS 11 divisions may offer membership support to students.

ACerS 21 U.S. sections may offer membership support to students.

ACerS 14 international chapters may offer membership support to students.

Student and recently graduated membership options

The Material Advantage™ Student Program is the premier membership option for full-time students involved in materials studies. Join Material Advantage™ (MA) for just $30USD.

Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN) is a membership of ACerS that addresses the professional and career development needs of graduate-level research students who have a primary interest in ceramics and glass. Join GGRN for just $30USD.

ACerS Associate membership is offered to recent graduates and/or those who have not previously held ACerS Individual membership. ACerS can help you succeed by offering you a FREE Associate Membership. Your second year of Associate Membership is only $40USD.

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Student Mentor Program

If you are a student seeking to gain technical expertise in your field of study, professional development skills, practical advice, encouragement or support, then please consider applying for the program as a mentee.
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Online Learning Center

Learn a new skill or add to your existing knowledge in ACerS Learning Center. Choose from a variety of courses and learning methods. There's always something new to learn!
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Job Search Resource Center

Whether you're trying to find an internship, a new job, get a promotion, or excel in a new career, our resources can help you achieve your career development goals. Resources include our new Learning Center, Career Center, resource pages, and other online learning opportunities. Post your resume today!
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Need more resources for students? We've got them!

President's Council of Student Advisors (PCSA)

Conferences + Symposia

Online member community

Technical Divisions + Local Sections and Chapters

Award-winning journals + publications

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President's Council of Student Advisors

The ACerS President's Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) works to engage students as active and long-term leaders in the ceramics community and to increase participation in ACerS at the local, national, and international levels. Apply by March 24, 2023 in order to be eligible to become a part of this highly valued and highly competitive organization for the 2023-2024 term.
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Conferences + Symposia

ACerS hosts a variety of meetings where you can present your research, as well as award-winning scientific journals where you can submit research and/or peer review articles. Find out which conferences will help you to present, learn, and network in your research area of interest.
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Online Member Community

ACerS provides several ways to connect with like-minded professionals within academia, both in-person and virtual. How do you continue to stay in touch with new networking contacts after an in-person event, especially if they live hours—or even countries—away?
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Divisions + Sections and Chapters

ACerS Divisions, Sections, and Chapters offer members a way to connect with each other based on research area and geographic location.

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Award-winning journals + publications

ACerS journals and other publications provide access to the most relevant and cutting-edge research in ceramic and glass materials.

Stay connected

You won't want to miss out on the information compiled each month especially for you in the student e-newsletter.

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Ceramic & Glass Scope e-newsletter

Monthly e-newsletter for students that showcases: contests, scholarships, travel grants, student authored articles, webinars, podcasts, and more.

Current student members will receive the e-newsletter in their inbox each month. Make sure to mark us as a 'safe sender' so we don't end up in your junk mail!

Give back

Connect with the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) to volunteer your time either in person or remotely.

Keep up-to-date on current and upcoming opportunities by following ACerS via social media.


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