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will be covering use of ceramic technology to improve fracking productivity and safety in the coming months. n Coming soon: NSF career development workshop for young academics In just a few weeks—August 13–14— the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research’s Ceramics Program is sponsoring a professional development workshop that will be held in conjunction with the International Conference and Exhibition on Advanced and Nano Materials in Quebec City, Canada. The goal of the workshop is to enhance the career development of the next generation of leaders in ceramic materials research and education, and the NSF’s highly successful Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award program will serve as the framework. Designed to be highly interactive, the program will feature talks by recent CAREER awardees on their research activities and progress, as well as their outreach goals and progress. Each talk will be followed by a panel discussion where three internationally recognized experts in the speaker’s field will lead a discussion on the achievements thus far and provide constructive feedback. The workshop is free for those registering for the ICANM2013 conference. Full details of the program and registration are available at www.iaemm.com/ICANM2013/ Workshop.html. n New ACerS website speedy, easy, and ready for smartphones and tablets Websites are like garages. Periodically they need to be cleaned out, reorganized, maybe even torn down and rebuilt. So it is with the ACerS website. Launched a few weeks ago, the updated site’s structure makes it easier for us to bring you more information and easier for you to get the information you need. Smartphone and tablet users will also appreciate the site’s dynamic resizing capability, which simplifies viewing and navigation on mobile devices. n MIN-U-SIL AND SIL-CO-SIL GROUND SILICA When you buy world-class MIN-U-SIL and SIL-CO-SIL Ground Silica from U.S. Silica, you can be sure the service you receive is world-class. U.S. Silica delivers the “Total Package” every time: • Products tailored to your needs • Convenient packaging choices including bulk and 50, 1000, and 2000# bags • Five convenient mining and processing locations • A dedicated and experienced service team • Products produced to the highest standards CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE SAMPLE! 800-345-6170 www.ussilica.com sales@ussilica.com American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 6 | www.ceramics.org 5


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