Women in Materials Science and Engineering

The Broadening Participation in Materials Subcommittee showcases various speakers and topics at the MRS meetings to support women in materials science and engineering. Breakfasts are held at each Spring and Fall Meeting, and professional development workshops are held annually at the MRS Fall Meeting.

The events are intended to promote interaction across various ethnic, cultural and gender boundaries and facilitate dialog among women (and men) working in, or pursuing education towards a profession in materials science or engineering. The goal is to increase awareness by promoting a tone of inclusion that enhances professional growth and development and aids in the generation of innovative technical ideas that positively impact the broader STEM community.

Please be sure to visit the MRS meeting pages to find out about upcoming speakers at workshop and breakfast events.

 Panel discussion among the Women in Materials Science and Engineering interest group Women in Materials Science and Engineering breakfast

Women in MS&E Breakfasts

Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfasts are held at both the MRS Spring and Fall Meetings. These special gatherings feature a timely discussion of issues facing women in the materials science and engineering professions. They afford attendees a great opportunity to network with eminent women in materials science and engineering from around the world. Details regarding breakfasts at upcoming meetings will appear on individual meeting pages (listed under Activities & Events).

Recent breakfast topics and speakers have included:


The Women in MS&E Subcommittee sponsors workshops at every MRS Fall Meeting. Past topics have included innovation, work-life balance, time management and negotiation.

Recent workshop topics and speakers have included:

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