Dear MRS Member:
Thank you for accessing the MRS Election webpage to learn about the 2017 candidates.
The MRS Board of Directors is the highest governing body of the Materials Research Society, responsible for establishing policy, monitoring progress of the Society toward its long-term goals, and setting the strategic directions for the major activities of the Society, including its meetings, publications, interactions with government agencies, outreach, and cooperative efforts with other professional societies throughout the world. It’s composed of four elected Officers (President, Immediate Past President, Vice President, and Secretary), and 12 to 21 Directors, established by Board resolution. A fifth officer (Treasurer) is appointed yearly by the Board. This year, we will elect a Vice President, who will serve as President in 2019, and five Directors who will serve three-year terms. The elected candidates will serve terms beginning January 1, 2018.
The Nominating Committee has proposed candidates who have made exceptional contributions both to MRS and to other organizations. The committee has recognized that the successful governance of the Society requires Board members with a wide range of skill sets and experiences, especially leadership experience, and thus the candidates include people from different regions, sectors (industry, academe, and government), and backgrounds.
I strongly encourage you to vote and influence the future of the Society and the materials research profession. If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback regarding the process, you may contact Michele Feder. Your ballot must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, August 31, 2017, in order to be counted.
2017 MRS President