||This symposium will recognize authors from the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Papers published in the previous volume will be selected to highlight the best papers, the most highly cited papers, graduate student authors, new authors, papers in emerging research areas, and other papers that have had an impact on the field of ceramic science. This will be an invitation only symposium so that all presentations will be invited. Each invited lecture will be based on a published paper and the authors will receive recognition for their accomplishments. We anticipate that all of the presentations will be 30 min in duration.