About MRS

MRS stands against racism, discrimination and inequality

The Materials Research Society is deeply saddened and disturbed by recent events that have brought to light the dangers of systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality, especially as they pertain to people of color. All scientists, and all people, should be able to live their lives and pursue their livelihood inside safe environments that welcome a myriad of perspectives and reject violence as a solution.

The Materials Research Society is dedicated to promoting diversity, egalitarianism, and inclusivity for all people, regardless of race, gender, orientation, or affiliation.   We believe that bias and intolerance are not only unethical, but weaken our social fabric.  We firmly believe that diversity strengthens the scientific enterprise and society as a whole.  As an organization, we stand with those who promote inclusivity and seek to enable all of us to make valued contributions to improving everyday life for everyone.

For information on MRS' Response to Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, please click here.