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MRS Woody White Service Award

Ashley White

Ashley White
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

for her work in cultivating sustainable development as a core MRS activity embodied by the Focus on Sustainability Subcommittee, and tireless advocacy through the Government Affairs Committee and the MRS Congressional Fellowship. White has written numerous articles for MRS Bulletin and Meeting Scene, and she continues to promote MRS values, namely interdisciplinarity and quality of life, through her extensive community efforts

Congratulations to the 2018 MRS Woody White Service Award Recipient!

The MRS Woody White Service Award honors "outstanding individuals who have embodied the Materials Research Society's Mission, Vision and Values for an egalitarian interdisciplinary community advancing materials science and technology to improve the quality of life. It may be given in recognition of long-term, impactful service to the Society, as well as for special projects/programs that significantly impacted the Society."

Ashley will be honored Wednesday evening at the Awards Ceremony.

About Ashley White

Ashley White is the Director of Communications for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Light Source (ALS), a U.S. Department of Energy user facility. In this role, she draws on her background as a researcher and science policy advisor to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to convey the ALS’s key accomplishments to current and potential users, federal funders and policymakers, and the general public. Prior to joining the ALS, White  served in the U.S. Senate as an MRS/OSA Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow, and at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow. She also previously managed the Materials Science Research Program at the U.S. Green Building Council. 

As a volunteer with the Materials Research Society (MRS), White has chaired the Focus on Sustainability Subcommittee, served on subcommittees of the Government Affairs Committee, including chairing the MRS Congressional Fellowship Program, and served as an instructor for MRS’ Science Writing Workshop. She received her PhD degree in materials science from the University of Cambridge and undergraduate degrees in materials science and engineering and music from Virginia Tech.