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Public Outreach Committee

The Public Outreach Committee develops activities and programs on international, national and local levels to educate the general public on materials research and its importance. Activities and programs may include, but are not limited to, professional development programs and activities for scientists to learn public communications skills for direct interaction with non-scientist communities. The committee also integrates sustainability across the technical meeting programming and MRS publications, as well as incorporating sustainability into non-technical meeting and outreach programming.

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Chair: Elizabeth Kupp, The Pennsylvania State University
HQ Liaison: Richard A. Souza, Manager, MRS Education and Outreach
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In this MRS TV interview from the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting, Aditi Risbud, past chair of the MRS Public Outreach Committee, discusses how vital it is to explain the importance of materials science to the general public.
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Public Outreach Subcommittees

  • Impact of Materials on Society Subcommittee
  • Outreach and Communications Skills Subcommittee
  • Focus on Sustainability Subcommittee