Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ACerS.

One of the best ways to get connected is by volunteering. If you're wondering what opportunities might be available, or have questions as a prospective volunteer, please review the tools below. Please note that, for the most part, volunteering does require that you be a member of ACerS.

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Teach a short course

ACerS offers several short courses in conjunction with our in person meetings throughout the year.

Upcoming topics include:

  • Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Ceramics
  • Statistical Process Control in Ceramic Processing
  • Glass Corrosion
  • Machine Learning for Glass Science and Engineering

If you would like to present on a specific subject, please contact:

Eileen De Guire, Director, Technical Content and Communications, at edeguire@ceramics.org

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Present a webinar

We want you to share your knowledge with your fellow ACerS members by participating as a presenter in the ACerS Webinar Series.

If you are interested in presenting on a Technical topic reach out to Erica Zimmerman to be a potential ACerS webinar presenter.

If you are interested in presenting on a Professional Development topic reach out to Yolanda Natividad to be a potential ACerS webinar presenter.

We do ask that your proposed topic is educational and not promotional in nature.

Check out upcoming webinars! ACerS members may also view recordings of past webinars as a benefit of membership.

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Become a mentor

The ACerS PCSA Mentor Program is designed to equip student leaders in materials science with the insight, tools and connections necessary to make a lasting impact in their future career.

If you have been successful in your materials science career and are seeking to give back in any of these areas, then please consider applying to be a mentor. You will be leaving a lasting impact on an amazing materials science student!

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, visit the ACerS PCSA Mentor Program for the sign up form.

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Contribute to the ACerS Bulletin

The American Ceramic Society Bulletin brings you the latest industry news and trends, as well as news about the Society, its members, and activities. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, contact:

Eileen De Guire, Director, Technical Content and Communications, at edeguire@ceramics.org

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Review ACerS journal articles

From groundbreaking fundamental research to models of atoms, energies, mechanisms, processes and systems, articles published in ACerS journals have a lasting impact on our field, and on our Society. Reviewing manuscripts is an excellent way to improve your own writing skills and scholarly reputation.

Click on Submit Manuscript or Become a Reviewer to create or revise your account. Make sure your keywords are up-to-date to be invited to review manuscripts within your expertise. Include your ORCID number is listed in your account to receive credit for your articles and reviews.

Questions? Contact Jonathon Foreman, Managing Editor, Journals, at jforeman@ceramics.org