June 20, 2024

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American Ceramic Society (ACerS)




The American Ceramic Society was founded in 1898. Today the organization encompasses more than 6,000 scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plat personnel, educators, students, marketing and sales professionals from over 60 countries. The mission of the society is to serve the international ceramics community though education, forums, an annual conference and scientific publications.


Materials Research Society (MRS)



The Materials Research Society is an organization that has dedicated itself to promoting greater interaction among researchers through interdisciplinary, focused symposia. The society was founded in the late 1960’s and today has over 14,000 members world wide, who are working in the field of materials science.


Materials Science and Technology (MS&T)




The Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition (MS&T) is an annual conference sponsored by the American Ceramic Society, ASM International, the Association for Iron & Steel Technology and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. The conference brings together the professional and academic worlds of materials science with industry and student presentations. Iowa State University’s Materials Advantage club sponsors a trip every year to the MS&T conference for all Materials Engineering students.


Electrochemical Society (EMS)



The Electrochemical Society was originally founded in 1902 as the American Electrochemical Society but in 1930 the name was changed to reflect the international activities of the group. ECS is a nonprofit, educational organization that focuses on the areas of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. The main objectives of the society are to advance the theory and practice of electrochemistry, solid-state science and allied subjects; to encourage research and knowledge in these fields; and to assure the availability of proper training and education of fundamental and applied scientists and engineers in these fields.


National Science Foundation (NSF)



The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that was created by Congress in 1950, “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” The NSF provides approximately 20 percent of the funding for federally supported research in America’s colleges and universities. The National Science Foundation is the only federal agency to fully support all fields of fundamental science and engineering, excluding the medical sciences, by supporting traditional as well as “high-risk, high pay-off” academic areas and promoting the education and training of highly qualified scientists and engineers.


Research Partnerships

The Iowa State University Glass and Optical Materials Group is always actively collaborating with other American and International colleges and universities to combine research efforts to advance glass technology. Through modern day internet video conferencing technology, students and professors are able to interact directly with one another through research presentations to educate each other and to learn more about current projects.

Ohio State University

The University of Arizona

Alfred University: Inamori School of Engineering

Clemson University

Coe College

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Creighton University

Lehigh University