Building an Inclusive, Productive and Transformative Materials Research Program for Early-Career Professionals
This interactive workshop focused on key strategies for building an inclusive, productive and transformational
research program for postdoctoral researchers and early-career professionals.
As an extension of the MRS online Job Board, the Career Fair provided an opportunity for Meeting participants and top employers to discuss career opportunities.
Careers at Government Laboratories and User Facilities—Panel Discussion
Participants learned about potential career paths for students and early-career professionals at government laboratories and user facilities in the United
Essentials of Getting Your Work Published
This interactive "how to" session highlighted the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from MRS journal Editors-in-Chief.
Green Cards for Scientific Researchers—How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case!
Brian Getson, Esq. discussed everything you need to know to understand the U.S. immigration system and maximize your chances of winning a green card.
How to Develop an Effective Proposal for User Facilities – Workshop
Representatives from user facilities and student researchers gave overviews on different types of user facilities,
advice on proposal writing and steps to establish connections with a user facility.
How to Prepare for Your ABET Accreditation
This session provided information to help you understand the accreditation process and any updates to the criteria
so your materials department is prepared.
Navigating a Successful Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Education
This interactive workshop provided an overview of key trends in materials research and hands-on activities providing critical information,
actionable strategies, resources and reflection that support the successful transition from undergraduate to graduate education and beyond.
PREM Research Scholars Summit—NSF Directors Talks
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the NSF's Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Program, this kick-off to the PREM Research
Scholars Summit included a brief historical overview of the program, accomplishments and plans for the future.
PREM Research Scholars Summit—Welcome Networking Reception
This kick-off to the PREM Research Scholars Summit included a brief historical overview of the program, accomplishments and plans for the future.
Real-Life Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Product Design Seminar
Alan Rae discussed how to incorporate sustainability principles into your research in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application
of these principles to product design and manufacture.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Workshop—Agents for Sustainable Community Change
Workshop participants learned about sustainability and UNSDGs and how to align both in the development of year-long
community action plans. The workshop is to provide a learning platform for each participating MRS student chapter in how to catalyze collaborations toward a shared project plan.
*This workshop was limited to members of MRS University Chapters.
Using Improv for Communications
In this fun, interactive session, science communication professionals led improvisation exercises and games to help participants gain confidence and positive communication skills.
Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast
Lynnette D. Madsen presented Surviving, Thriving and Making an Impact: Perspectives of 100 Women.
Women's Workshop and Reception—Understanding Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Unconscious biases, otherwise known as implicit biases, are inherent or learned stereotypes about people that everyone
forms without realizing it.