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Highlights from ACerS 125th Annual Business Meeting

by Lisa McDonald

The American Ceramic Society held its 125th Annual Business Meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, during ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T23 in Columbus, Ohio. ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T brings together members from the whole Society as the meeting’s technical content spans all aspects of ceramic and glass science, from energy applications and communications to bioceramics and more.

At the Annual Business Meeting, the ACerS president reports on the state of the Society, and the new president outlines plans for the coming year. President Sanjay Mathur summarized the Society’s 2022–2023 accomplishments, including the launch of a new brand extension, ACerS International, which will be used to increase awareness of how ACerS serves the scientific and technological needs of the global ceramic and glass community outside the United States.

Raj Bordia and Sanjay Mathur

Incoming ACerS president Rajendra Bordia, right, accepts the ceramic gavel from outgoing ACerS president Sanjay Mathur during the Annual Business Meeting on Oct. 2, 2023.

Credit: ACerS

Treasurer Daniel Tipsord reported that the Society’s balance sheet is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Society having no long-term debt as of the end of 2022.

New officers were sworn-in, and outgoing officers were recognized and thanked for their service. Incoming president Rajendra Bordia outlined his vision and goals for his year as president (see details on previous page), which will center on enhancing the value of membership and planning for the Society’s next strategic plan.

The Annual Awards Banquet took place that night at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. This year’s awardees included 20 members elevated to Fellow Status and two members awarded the distinction of Distinguished Life Member, Edwin R. Fuller, Jr. and Curtis A. Johnson.

In addition to the Annual Business Meeting, other events that provide updates on different parts of the Society took place during MS&T, including meetings of the Board of Directors, Division executive committee and business meetings, and meetings of ACerS working committees and subcommittees. The Society’s student leadership group, the President’s Council of Student Advisors, also held its annual meeting. This year, the PCSA includes 38 students from 19 universities, representing five countries.

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ACerS 126th Annual Meeting at MS&T24 will take place Oct. 6–10, 2024, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.