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Dr. Skateboard inspires science learning by connecting with students through action sports

By April Gocha / March 28, 2017

Bill Roberston, better known as Dr. Skateboard, catalyzes STEM learning through a unique pairing of his passions—skateboarding and teaching.

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Video: Luminaries of The American Ceramic Society presents past-president Delbert Day

By Stephanie Liverani / September 2, 2016

Delbert Day, ACerS past-president, former Missouri University of Science and Technology professor, and cofounder of Mo-Sci Corporation (Rolla, Mo.), reflects on his long and impactful career and gives advice to those just getting started.

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Video: Students get taste of materials science with close-up look at chocolate

By Stephanie Liverani / February 17, 2016

Beyond scarfing down bags of the sweet stuff, it’s the science behind chocolate that reels us in every time. So to all those materials science/chocoholics out there, you’ll want to check out this video from Johns Hopkins University about the hidden world of chocolate.

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Video: Could solar panels provide the world’s entire energy needs?

By April Gocha / January 13, 2016

“Is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy?” TED-Ed answer that question by diving into the science behind solar cells in a new explainer video that focuses on the atomic happenings within a silicon solar cell.

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The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation launches network aimed at continuing ceramic and glass education

By Stephanie Liverani / November 20, 2015

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation has launched a new initiative—the University-Industry Network, a program that focuses on encouraging schools around the world to align more closely with industry as they continue teaching key concepts in ceramic and glass science.

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Alfred University secures $7.75M investment to build advanced ceramic manufacturing center

By April Gocha / November 17, 2015

The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University recently received a $7.75 million grant that will allow construction of a new Center for Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing and Education.

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Blueprint for STEM career success—WSU profiles ACerS Fellow Susmita Bose

By Stephanie Liverani / October 27, 2015

“Dream big, dream very high—without dreams, little will be achieved.” That’s what Susmita Bose, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Washington State University and ACerS Fellow, tells her students when it comes to ingenuity and achieving success, according to a recent WSU article.

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W. David Kingery’s legacy in ceramics lives on in MIT ceramics and glass lab

By Stephanie Liverani / September 16, 2015

Dr. William David Kingery is still revered for his myriad contributions to the study of modern ceramics. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology materials science and engineering department reopened the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Laboratory in April and students have been busy at work in the new space ever since.

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Charting the future by mapping the past: Visualizing the evolution of ceramic research

By April Gocha / July 8, 2015

In a new paper published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, authors Sylvain Deville and Adam J. Stevenson provide a visual evolution of ceramics research through data mining of bibliographic records.

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Reaching the next generation of ceramic and glass engineers—it starts in the classroom

By Stephanie Liverani / June 25, 2015

ACerS got the inside scoop about what goes on in today’s high school science classrooms at the Materials Camp for Teachers, organized by the ASM Materials Education Foundation, June 15-19, at Ohio State University. The Ceramics and Glass Industry Foundation was one of the event’s sponsors.

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