Andy Tay Kah Ping, Stanford University, receives the inaugural MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. Andy was selected from among 120 well-qualified applicants and nominees. The award is supported by the Jiang Family Foundation and MTI Corporation.
Sophie Robinson endows the MRS Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy in honor of her late father, Buck Robinson. The award will recognize a student, postdoc or other young professional for the development of novel sustainable solutions for the realization of renewable sources of energy. The Inaugural award will be presented at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting.
With generous support of the Jiang Family Foundation, the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize was announced to recognize postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit and the impact of their research and scholarship, as well as their interest in scientific publications and/or science writing and communications. The inaugural Prize will be presented at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting.
Lynnette D. Madsen, National Science Foundation, receives the first MRS Impact Award in recognition of her effectiveness in exemplifying technical leadership, advancing diversity, fostering mentorship, and communicating persuasively to influence both large and small institutions.
Toh-Ming Lu and Gwo-Ching Wang endow the MRS Medal.
Steven Naleway, University of California, San Diego, receives first MRS Spring Meeting Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award.
Launched the Undergraduate Student Mentoring Program, matching 11 graduate student and postdoc mentors with underrepresented students seeking advice and guidance on future education and career path.
MRS Membership is for Everyone! campaign expands to include discounted electronic membership fees for professionals working in developing countries.
Invited Speaker, Developing Country Support program launched to provide funding for invited speakers from developing countries—those defined as Lower-Income or Lower-Middle-Income Economies by the World Bank—to attend MRS Spring/Fall Meetings.
Postdoc Hardship Registration Grant program launched to provide partial reimbursement of registration fees for postdocs with accepted abstracts for MRS Spring/Fall Meetings.
Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM) commits to first Ruby-Level Sponsorship of Strange Matter Green Earth, a pioneering and international traveling materials science exhibition that will enable millions to explore ways in which advances in materials can lead to a more sustainable future.
Dow Chemical Company provides grant funding to support multifaceted Career Development Workshop at the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting.
MRS Board of Directors approves the new MRS Impact Award, honoring outstanding individuals who have displayed excellence in areas of science communication, education, advancing diversity, mentoring, or community engagement, which reflect the Society’s pursuit to advance materials science and technology to improve the quality of life.
The Family of the late Arthur Nowick endows a second Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award, recognizing a Graduate Student Award finalist who shows particular promise as a future teacher and mentor. This award will be presented at MRS Spring Meetings.
Jonathan Rivnay, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, CMP-EMSE, and Chao Wang, Stanford University, receive inaugural MRS Postdoctoral Awards.
MRS Board of Directors approve second Outstanding Young Investigator (OYI) Award, which, beginning in 2015, will be presented annually at MRS Spring Meetings.
Aramco announced as first Titanium Corporate Partner.
Materials Research Society included as eligible organization on the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) national list. Donations will be directed to the Materials Research Society Foundation by using CFC identification number 51015.
Announced the MRS Postdoctoral Awards, recognizing postdoctoral scholars who show exceptional promise during their postdoc assignment
Launched MRS Membership is for Everyone! campaign, providing free electronic memberships for students enrolled in universities in developing countries—countries defined as Lower-Income or Lower-Middle-Income Economies by the World Bank.
GE Global Research announced as first Bronze Corporate Partner.
Jiang Family Foundation establishes 10-year donation plan to support post-doctoral awards and programming.
Lake University of Cologne named first university chapter recognized jointly between MRS and E-MRS (European Materials Research Society).
From 30+ grassroots, member proposals received, three were funded for an approximate total of $30,000; all three were outreach projects geared to bring the excitement of scientific literacy and awareness to underrepresented minority students and teachers.
Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc. announced as first Silver Corporate Partner.
Aldrich Materials Science announced as first Platinum Corporate Partner.
Six MRS University Chapters awarded special project funding.
Materials Research Society Foundation “officially” launched.
Inaugural Call for Proposals announced for grassroots, member-proposed project funding.
Kristy Jost, Drexel University, receives inaugural Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award.
MRS Mentoring Program, a joint initiative of the MRS Diversity Subcommittee and the Women in Materials Science & Engineering Subcommittee launched to support and advance women and underrepresented minorities in the materials field.
The Materials Research Society Foundation is registered and the first donation is received from an MRS member.
Family of the late Arthur Nowick endows the Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award to recognize a Graduate Student Award finalist who shows particular promise as a future teacher and mentor. This award will be presented at MRS Fall Meetings.
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Cinvestav-IPN) named first university chapter recognized jointly between MRS and SMM (Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales).
The MRS Board of Directors votes to establish the Materials Research Society Foundation to advance the MRS mission and to enrich, expand and ensure MRS core programs in education, outreach and peer recognition. All MRS education, outreach and awards programs are moved into the Foundation and a new Grassroots, Member Projects Program is commissioned.