Programs & Outreach

Broadening Participation in Materials Science

  Materials Research Society FoundationSupporting the MRS core value of being broadly inclusive and egalitarian, the Broadening Participation in Materials Subcommittee is committed to identifying strategies to promote diversity and inclusion within the broad professional community and sharing ideas and strategies that help support and encourage people who are currently underrepresented in materials science and engineering. Below are a variety of the Society's initiatives and activities which are designed to promote diversity and inclusion.

Programs & Activities

  • Diversity
    The Materials Research Society recognizes that diversity drives innovation, excellence and new discoveries. We charge our membership and leadership to engage all demographic groups worldwide in advancing science and technology to improve the quality of life.
  • Mentoring
  • NSF Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials collaboration (PREM)
  • University Chapters
    MRS University Chapters include joint chapters with Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales (SMM) and the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS).
  • Women in Materials Science & Engineering
    The Broadening Participation in Materials Subcommittee showcases various speakers and topics at the MRS meetings to support women in MS&E. Breakfasts are held at each Spring and Fall Meeting, and professional development workshops are held annually at the MRS Fall Meeting.

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