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MRS Woody White Service Award

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The MRS Woody White Service Award honors outstanding individuals who have embodied the Materials Research Society’s Mission, Vision and Values for an egalitarian interdisciplinary community advancing materials science and technology to improve the quality of life. It may be given in recognition of long-term, impactful service to the Society, as well as for special projects/programs that significantly impacted the Society.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations accepted June 1 through August 1, 2024.

The Award

The award consists of a certificate and a lifetime MRS membership, as well as Meeting registration waiver and a travel stipend to attend the MRS meeting at which the award is presented.

Nomination Information

Rules and eligibility, nomination package requirements and more are available here.

Prior to the establishment of the MRS Woody White Service Award
 in December 2015, the MRS President presented a “Woody Award” to a volunteer that the president selected “in recognition of outstanding service and dedication on behalf of MRS as exemplified by Woody White, MRS President, 1984.”  In 2015, the Board voted to replace the prior Woody Award with the MRS Woody White Service Award.