Professional Development Events


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2021

    Diversifying Materials Event – Broadening Participation in the Materials Community!

    Monday, November 29
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution Ballroom

    This special event highlighted the newly-launched Diversifying Materials Special Interest Groups (SIG). There was a panel overview and discussion of the SIGs followed by interactive breakouts.

  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2021

    Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

    Tuesday, November 30
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

    This interactive how-to session highlighted the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from MRS journal Editors-in-Chief and other respected scientific journal professionals. This event was livestreamed on the virtual meeting platform.

  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2021

    Women in Materials Science & Engineering Keynote Talk

    Wednesday, December 1
    7:00 am - 8:30 am
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

    The MRS Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast event is intended to promote interaction across various ethnic, cultural and gender boundaries and facilitate dialogue among women (and men) working in or pursuing education toward a profession in materials science or engineering. This event was livestreamed on the virtual platform.

  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2021

    NSF-DMR Materials Innovation Platform Forum

    Wednesday, December 1
    10:30 am – 3:00 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Fairfax

    This event showcased the successes and unique capabilities of Materials Innovation Platform national user facilities.

  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2021

    Meet the New Faculty Candidates

    Wednesday, December 1
    4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Hall D

    In this live Poster Session, attendees interacted with new faculty candidates as they presented their research and qualifications.

  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2021

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    Friday, December 3
    11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Virtual

    PowerPoint Karaoke challenged both the author of the slide and the presenter to improve their communication skills.

  • Dec
    07
    December 07, 2021

    Green Cards for Scientific Researchers—How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case

    Tuesday, December 7
    1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
    Virtual

    This presentation covered and compared the criteria for EB-1A classification for foreign nationals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, EB-1B classification for foreign nationals who are outstanding researchers and professors, and the National Interest Waiver (“NIW”) Category.

  • Dec
    08
    December 08, 2021

    Real-Life Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Product Design Seminar

    Wednesday, December 8
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Virtual

    Attendees learned how to incorporate sustainability principles into their research in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application of these principles to product design and manufacturing.

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