Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast

Wednesday, November 29
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Liberty ABC

Linda SapochakLinda S. Sapochak, National Science Foundation
Life in Science—Joys, Frustrations and Strategies

This presentation will provide a frank perspective regarding the joys, frustrations and strategies of a life in science.




Men and women of materials science are invited to attend this discussion and complimentary breakfast. Advance sign-up and ticket required. A limited number of seats are available by preregistering online by November 10.  For on-site availability and sign-up, please visit the MRS Help Center in Hynes, Level 2, by 12:00 pm on Tuesday.

About Linda S. Sapochak

Linda S. Sapochak is currently the Division Director for the Division of Materials Research (DMR) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She has worked in DMR since 2008 as Program Director for the Solid State and Materials Chemistry Program (five years) and for the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Program in 2014. She has also managed projects under the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation: Green Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Energy Pathways, and I-Corps.  Prior to her position at NSF, she was an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She later accepted a position at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory in the Energy and Efficiency Division to develop organic and inorganic electronic materials for solid-state lighting applications. Sapochak has over 50 scientific publications and 16 patents.

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