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Public Outreach Center

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Sunday through Thursday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

Discover an MRS Community of Science Education and Public OutreachMRS members at the Focus on Sustainability booth at the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting

The Materials Research Society is playing a major role in bringing the education, research and industrial communities together at the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting.

Join us for exciting hands-on activities, demonstrations, information areas and seminars to engage future materials scientists and engineers. Find out how you can participate as we bring the science of materials to the general public.

In addition to the Public Outreach Center, join us for hands-on activities at the Student Mixer and the National Science Foundation Sustainability Information Booth.



New for the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting!

Speed Coaching with the NSF Division of Materials Research

The DMR will host a “Meet DMR Program Directors” event on Monday and Tuesday between 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Program Directors will be available for a one-on-one conversation. Stop by the National Science Foundation Sustainability Information Booth between 9:30 and 11:30 am each day to make an appointment.

Focus on Sustainability—Incorporating Sustainability Principles into Your Research Seminar 

Learn how to incorporate sustainability principles in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application of these principles to product design and manufacture. This seminar is aimed at materials researchers of all career stages, from students and postdocs to faculty and industry researchers.


Focus on Sustainability

Focus on Sustainability logoRaising Awareness of the Nexus between Materials Research and Sustainable Materials Practice
Do you have a specific interest in sustainability? Stop by the booth, your Meeting destination on all things sustainable: research, funding, education, public outreach, corporate social responsibility and MRS Meeting activities and publications. Visit MRS Sustainability Resources for more information.


Strange Matter Green Earth

Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e MineraҫᾶoExperience the Power of Materials for a Sustainable World—The Stuff That Matters
The international Strange Matter Green Earth traveling exhibition aims to empower the world’s citizens to make sustainable choices in their lives and communities. Learn about the exhibition’s Ruby Sponsor Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineraҫᾶo (CBMM).


Impact of Materials on Society

IMOS LogoIncreasing Science and Social Literacy
Are you searching for an introductory Materials Science course that will hook your students? Impact of Materials on Society is an undergraduate course developed through a partnership between the University of Florida faculty and MRS scientists and engineers. Stop by the IMOS Booth to view the new curriculum materials, videos and the online course.


MRS Community of Science Education & Outreach  

Learn more about the MRS Public Outreach Committee
MRS is committed to promoting the study of materials research to students, as well as furthering an understanding of the principles of materials science to society at large. Learn more about various MRS outreach programs, such as Strange Matter, NISE Network and the NOVA Making Stuff series.


National Science Foundation Sustainability Information Booth

National Science Foundation logoMonday, November 28, and Tuesday, November 29
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Division of Materials Research (DMR) supports experimental and theoretical research, their interplay with each other and with data, over a broad range of subfields. These include condensed matter and materials physics, solid state and materials chemistry, electronic and photonic materials, metals and metallic nanostructures, polymers, ceramics and biomaterials. Informational material will be available at the booth about the National Science Foundation, funding opportunities, how to write a successful proposal, diversity and sustainability. Stop by the booth and learn more from NSF representatives.

The Division of Materials Research will host a “Meet DMR Program Directors” event on Monday and Tuesday at the National Science Foundation Sustainability Information Booth in The Hub. Learn more »