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Dr. Mary Reidmeyer, teaching professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, has been selected as a fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) in recognition of her contributions to the ceramic sciences.
According to ACerS, the fellow designation recognizes society members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences, broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, achievement in ceramic industry, or by outstanding service to the organization.
A Missouri S&T alumna, Reidmeyer earned a bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering in 1978. She worked in the refractories industry before returning to S&T to earn a master’s degree in 1984 and a Ph.D. in 1989, both in ceramic engineering. In addition to teaching glass courses, she oversees the operation of S&T’s Hot Glass Shop, where students discover connections between science and art.
Reidmeyer has received several awards from Missouri S&T, including the 2017 Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award, 2012 Outstanding Advisor, 2010 Faculty Achievement Award and Alumna of the Year, 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award, and the 2007 Keramos Alumna Award given by the ceramic engineering professional society. Reidmeyer has published 16 technical papers and holds four patents.