Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities at the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting

The offerings below were designed to help provide the skills, fundamentals and knowledge needed for both professional development and career enhancement in materials science and engineering.

  • Tutorial Sessions
    Sunday, November 27 (various times)
    The 2011 MRS Fall Meeting will feature seven tutorials covering a variety of topics to complement the scientific sessions.

  • Making the Most of Broadcast Media (New)
    Sunday, November 27 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    This session will explain principles of creating newsworthy stories from research discoveries. You will gain hands-on experience creating news articles, television stories and practice a live media interview.

  • Effective Time Management 
    Sunday, Novembner 27 | 1 - 5 pm
    This workshop will help you to find that hour or more each day that you may now be wasting, so that you accomplish more and have more time to do what you want to do. 

  • Careers in Academia
    Sunday, November 27 | 1:30 - 5 pm
    This special session will discuss careers in academia, with a focus on preparing for a tenure-track faculty position.

  • Career Center
    Monday, November 28 - Thursday, December 1 (various times)
    Job seekers - meet your next employer!  At the Career Center, you can access many interesting job postings, visit recruitment booths and interview with prospective employers.

  • Mastering Science Presentations Instructional Seminar
    Sunday, November 27 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    Monday, November 28 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    Tuesday, November 29 | 7:30 - 8:30 am
    Learn the tips and tricks to take your scientific presentations to the next level. By selecting the proper tools and techniques, you can effectively communicate your research to a broader audience.

  • Technical Poster Design Seminar
    Monday, November 28 | 7:30 - 8:30 am
    Tuesday, November 29 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm 
    Don’t let poor layouts and bad design interfere with communicating your work through technical posters. This session will discuss effective tools and techniques, while reviewing good and bad designs.

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