The American Ceramic Society

600 North Cleveland Ave.

Suite 210

Westerville, OH 43081

(614) 794-5894


More than 9,500 scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, students, marketing and sales professionals from more than 70 countries make up the members of The American Ceramic Society. Every day, materials professionals use ceramics to pioneer energy solutions, advance medicine, improve the environment, support manufacturing innovations, and make life better. Often hidden, ceramic components are critical in nearly everything that makes modern life possible – from computers, cell phones, jet engines and armor, to skis, tennis rackets and hip replacements. ACerS supports these innovations by pursuing our mission “to advance the study, understanding, and use of ceramics and related materials, for the benefit of our members and society.“ Nearly 30 percent of ACerS members hail from outside North America. Members work at global corporations such as Corning, Kyocera and Toyota, small businesses, universities, and government agencies.The Society provides members and subscribers access to an extensive array of periodicals and books, meetings and expositions, and online technical information. In addition, ACerS Journals are three of the most cited ceramic publications in the world. ACerS educates and provides forums to connect individuals working in ceramics-related materials through hosted technical meetings and communities in order to better advance the ceramics community. Since 1898, ACerS has been the hub of the global ceramics community and one of the most trusted sources of ceramic materials & applications knowledge. Are you a school science teacher? ACerS’ PCSA has developed materials science demonstration and laboratory kits that provide an introduction to the basic classes of materials (ceramics, composites, metals, and polymers) through fun and interactive lessons. There are currently 2 kits for sale (Teacher Demonstration Kit and Student Lab Kits) at $80 per kit. Ten lessons have been grouped into two different kits for teaching STEM fundamentals.Each kit includes most of the essential materials needed to perform the experiments as well as a comprehensive set of lesson documents consisting of instructions, discussion questions, and sample data sheets. The kits are targeted towards 7th – 12th grade students and will provide enough detailed information for a high school class, which could then be simplified for younger students. For more information visit