Programs & Outreach

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature

 

Corporate Partners

Articles

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity in Materials Science—A Discussion with Hugo Caicedo

Awards Committee Co-Chair Suveen Mathaudhu discusses some of the challenges and obstacles black scientists face in STEM with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University Fellow, Hugo Caicedo.

Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) Library

MRS is proud to collaborate with APS, ACS, AGU and AAS to form the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) Alliance, which aims to increase the participation of Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities (UREM) in graduate studies, including the field of materials science and engineering. IGEN strives to share best practices for inclusive graduate education to faculty, administrators, and UREM students—a number of tips, articles, publications and presentations can be found in their resource library.

Unconscious Bias Resources

Unconscious bias (or implicit bias) refers to unconscious beliefs or stereotypes that influence our actions and decisions when interacting with other people.  Though we would like to believe that we are able to make our own, objective opinions and judgements about our peers, we often fall short of these perceptions.  Below are some resources to help us recognize and minimize our own implicit biases.

Articles

Videos

  • Inclusion Starts With I
    A video discussion around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment.
  • Matter of Fact Listening Tour:  The Truth about BiasConversations about the relationship of race and privilege; racial stress; the impact of bias in the images and language in our daily news and information; and the creation of stereotypes and how they influence the way we think.

Trainings and Evaluations