Education Symposium Planning

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The goal of the Education Symposium Planning Subcommittee is to provide oversight and guidance to support educational symposia, workshops and related activities at MRS meetings.

The number of educational symposia at the MRS meetings has grown rapidly in the last decade, with an education symposium conducted at least one meeting per year since 2001.

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Symposium BI1 at the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting


Education Symposium Planning Handbook
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Bullet  Introduction 
Bullet  Writing Your Proposal
Organizer's Responsibilities 

Bullet  Meeting Timetable 
Bullet  Program 
Bullet  Publicity 
Bullet  MRS Advances 
Bullet  Symposium Financing 
Bullet  History 


With a healthy mix of formal and informal science education participants, as well as outreach and professional development activities, a more coordinated support program is needed for these symposia.

By developing a best-practices strategy for quality educational programming at MRS meetings, this subcommittee will help integrate the symposium with other technical and non-technical activities during meetings. In addition, a more coherent approach to providing subjects, topics and invited speakers will lead to an enhanced profile for the materials education community.

In particular, this subcommittee will help:

  • Provide a better institutional mix of symposium organizers, including industry representation
  • Assure a better geographical mix both nationally and internationally and open the possibility of a symposium series with support for high-profile invited speakers
  • Maintain diversity in the background, experience and perspective of symposium organizers

Contact Elizabeth Kupp or Dan Steinberg if you are interested in more information or would like to help.

Education Symposium Planning Handbook


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