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Winter Workshop 2022: January 21 - January 23, 2022

Winter Workshop 2022 will be held in conjunction with the 46th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 23 - 28, 2020.  Eligible attendees are undergrad and graduate students. Both PhD students and post-docs are eligible as well, but priority will be given to PhD students.

Winter Workshop will begin on Friday evening* with a Welcome Social Hour, dinner, and introductory activity. Saturday morning will be filled with special presentations by noted scientists in the fields of advanced ceramics and composites. A professional development workshop will take place in the afternoon and will be followed by a social hour and dinner. A tour of Kennedy Space Center is scheduled for Sunday prior to the opening reception for ICACC on Sunday evening.

Winter Workshop participants are able to attend all events of ICACC, which showcases cutting-edge research and product developments in all aspects of ceramics. The technical program and Industry Expo provides an open forum for scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and industry leaders from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in ceramic science and technology.

The registration fee of $635 USD will cover 5 nights (January 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort (shared housing), Winter Workshop, Kennedy Space Center Tour, and activities of ICACC! If you have a traveling companion who is not attending Winter Workshop, he or she can register for the Kennedy Space Center Tour separately.

Non-Winter Workshop attendees may purchase a ticket to tour the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, January 23, by clicking here.

*Winter Workshop activities will begin at 5:00 p.m., ET, on Friday, January 21 -- Please plan your airline flights accordingly.


Winter Workshop 2022 Featured Presentations

  • “New thermoelectric materials and future prospects of thermoelectrics in the space industry” by Liz Barrios, NASA
  • “Industrialization of part manufacturing – Setting up a facility and challenges of mass production” by Stefan Joens, President of Elnik & Vice President of DSH Technologies
  • “Glass science as a route to innovative infrared, visible and bioactive applications with a focus on undergraduate research and K-12 outreach” by Casey Schwarz, Ursinus College
  • “Potential for rare earth metals from secondary and byproduct Sources” by Gabrielle Gaustad, Alfred University
  • “Networking from start to finish” by Victoria Christensen, UC Santa Barbara
  • Plus, a two-hour hands-on workshop for writing resumes and preparing for interviews, University of Florida Writing Program, Andrea Caloiaro, Angela Brown, & Emily Bald


For questions about Winter Workshop, contact Amanda Engen at

Photo courtesy of Daytona Beach Area CVB