To support our goal of inclusivity, MRS has established the Awards Nominations Subcommittee, a group of dedicated and diversified scientists and engineers from around the globe who are committed to providing equal access and opportunity for well-deserved
researchers who are historically underrepresented as MRS awards recipients, including female, minorities, and people with disabilities. The Awards Nominations Subcommittee collects data about racial, ethnic, age and gender disparities in MRS Awards
recipients and works industriously to implement policies and initiatives to rectify them.
Check out this video to learn more about the Awards Nomination Subcommittee and the awardees that they help to nominate.
The objective of the Awards Nominations Subcommittee is to broaden and diversify the MRS Awards nomination pool with the ultimate goal of achieving equitable distribution of nominees. This group works to:
- Solicit nominators to submit MRS Awards nomination packages for top female, minorities, people with disabilities, and under-represented researchers worldwide
- Collaborate with the Awards Committee to improve the transparency and equity of the awards process, identify potential biases in the selection process, and pursue steps to minimize and eliminate them
- Evaluate baseline metrics, track and report progress on an annual basis
Chair: Zakya H. Kafafi, Lehigh University
HQ Liaison: Natalie Larocco, MRS Community Engagement Coordinator