ACerS Spotlight

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acers spotlight Welcome to our newest Corporate Members! ACerS recognizes companies that have joined the Society as Corporate Members. For more information on Corporate Membership, contact Tricia Freshour at tfreshour@ceramics.org or visit the ACerS special Corporate Member web page at www.ceramics. org/corporate. CAD Design Software Santa Clara, Calif., USA www.cad-design.com Carbolite Inc. Watertown, Wis., USA www.carbolite.us www.ceramics.org/corporate Fellows nominations due It is time to submit nominations for the ACerS 2014 Class of Fellows. Submit nominations by Sept. 1, 2013, for elevation to Fellow at the ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T’14 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Criteria and forms can be found at www.ceramics.org/acerscommunity/ award-winners-resources. Contact Marcia Stout (mstout@ceramics. org) with questions. n MS&T’13 student activities Join fellow Material Advantage student members from around the world at MS&T, Oct. 27-31 2013, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Special sessions as well as contests are available for student participation. Read all about the student activities and opportunities at www.materialadvantage.org/mststudent activities/. n Ceramographic Competition entries due Oct. 4 It is time to start working on your entry for the Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition organized by the ACerS Basic Science Division. This unique competition promotes the use of microscopy and microanalysis tools in the scientific investigation of ceramic materials. The Roland B. Snow award is presented to the Best of Show winner. Deadline for entries is Oct. 4, 2013. Find out more about the rules of entry at www.ceramics.org/acers-community/ award-winners-resources/roland-bsnow award. n Pittsburgh Section annual golf outing: 4-person scramble The Pittsburgh Section of ACerS is once again hosting its annual golf outing on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Crispin Golf Course–Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, Wheeling, W.Va. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The golf format is a four-person scramble. Early bird registration (before Aug. 9) is only $85 per player; registration increases to $95 after Aug. 9. Visit www.ceramics.org/sections/ pittsburgh-section for complete information. n NETD student stipend for MS&T’13–ACerS 115th Annual Meeting ACerS’s Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division is offering $250 stipends to help students attend MS&T’13 combined with the ACerS 115th Annual Meeting, Oct. 27–31 2013, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. These stipends support deserving students with current or future interests Computational materials science TIG gears up A relatively new way for ACerS members and prospective members to organize is by forming a Technical Interest Group. TIGs are aimed at fostering collaboration on interdisciplinary or emerging technology topics. “TIGs are intended to allow ACerS members and those colleagues who are not yet members to get together and coordinate around specific ceramic-related topics,” ACerS president Richard Brow wrote in the March 2013 ACerS Bulletin. Now organizing is the Computational Organizers of the CDCM TIG at June’s PACRIM 10 meeting in San Diego, Calif. From left: Juejun (JJ) Hu of University of Delaware and group champions Design of Ceramic Materials TIG. The group’s focus is on promoting and integrating computational Liping Huang and Randall Youngman. approaches to ceramic science and engineering into basic and applied research. “So far we have eight members,” says Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Liping Huang, who serves as a group champion along with Veena Tikare of Sandia National Laboratories and Sujanto Widjaja and Randall Youngman of Corning Inc. TIG members plan to meet this fall at MS&T13 and have submitted a “Computational Design of Ceramic Materials” symposium proposal to MS&T’14. Other TIGs are also forming. For more information, visit www. ceramics.org/acers-community/technical interest-groups-tigs. n 8 www.ceramics.org | American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 6


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