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2014-07-10 23:10:05

The American Ceramic Society pledges $1 million matching seed grant to promote careers in ceramic and glass industries. Westerville, OH (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The American Ceramic Society today announced the appointment of Marcus J. Fish to the new position of development director for the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF). A new initiative of ACerS, the CGIF mission is to ensure that the global ceramic and glass industry is able to attract and train the highest quality talent...

2014-03-12 08:23:55

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles-based American Elements CEO Michael Silver will be speaking Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland at the 4(th) Annual Ceramic Leadership Summit hosted each year by the American Ceramic Society. The presentation is entitled "Material Sourcing Challenges and Strategies". Mr. Silver will explain how the growing power of sovereign monopolies will impact high technology manufacturing in the United States in the 21st...

2013-06-25 23:18:42

The American Ceramic Society’s (ACerS) Corporate Technical Achievement Award (CTAA) for this year has been awarded to Surmet Corp for the development and commercialization of its ALON® Transparent Optical ceramic. Burlington, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 ACerS established the Corporate Technical Achievement Award in 1986 to recognize and honor a single outstanding technical achievement in the field of ceramics. The award recognizes and honors achievements that show significant...

Causes Of Shattering Glass Cookware: Margin Of Safety Is ‘Borderline’
2012-09-12 13:29:10

A new paper appearing in the September 2012 edition of the Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society for the first time provides a scientific explanation of why some glass cookware sold in the United States is more susceptible than others to “explosive” shattering and the possibility of exposing consumers to injury from flying glass shards. Clear glass baking dishes and pots are a staple in many households around the world and have been since they were first introduced in 1915...

2011-01-04 15:15:00

Nearly one year after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Republic of Haiti, engineering and concrete experts at Georgia Tech report that concrete and other debris in Port-au-Prince can be safely and inexpensively recycled into strong new construction material. In a paper published today in the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, researchers Reginald R. DesRoches, Kimberly E. Kurtis and Joshua J. Gresham say that they have made new concrete, from recycled rubble and other indigenous...

2008-07-02 06:00:18

By Anonymous A polymer expert with an interest in science policy development has been selected to receive the first annual Materials Societies Congressional Fellowship award. In September, Ticora V. Jones will begin her one-year fellowship working with Congressional staffers on science and engineering legislation in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is administered through the American Association for the Advancement of Science and supported by the American Ceramic Society, the Materials...


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