By Belinda Raines
Prior to the 16th Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), the 2019 Summer School will take place June 14 and 15, in Torino, Italy. “High and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics” will be held at Politecnico di Torino.
The aim of this school is to create a forum that brings together students, professors, and industrialists from the high and ultra-high temperature ceramics field in order to develop links and a common language for better research and technological innovations, to define key challenges, and discuss questions to move toward effective solutions.
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is offering up to $1,000 in travel support to selected undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students from non-European based universities. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be members of The American Ceramic Society, Material Advantage, Keramos, or the ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network. Students wishing to apply for ACerS financial assistance are strongly encouraged to first secure support from their home institutions for the experience. To determine ACerS support eligibility, students must submit the following:
1. a completed application
2. a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty member
3. a single-page letter of interest explaining:
· the relevance of this summer school to their field of study and career ambitions
· other sources of financial support with amounts
The required application and supporting documents can be emailed to Belinda Raines, Outreach Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30, 2019. Visit the program website to register for the Summer School or for additional information.
Summer school attendees are encouraged to also attend ECerS XVI Conference which will be held in Torino, June 16 – 20, 2019.