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MRS Impact Award

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The MRS Impact Award honors outstanding individuals who have displayed excellence in areas of science communication, education, advancing diversity, mentoring, or community engagement, which reflect the Society’s pursuit to advance materials science and technology to improve the quality of life.


Nominations are accepted through August 2.

Award Package

Each prize consists of a $5,000 cash prize, an award trophy, a citation certificate, meeting registration fee to attend the Materials Research Society meeting at which the award is presented, and a one-year MRS membership. Additionally, reasonable travel and hotel expenses to attend the MRS meeting will be reimbursed. (When a team is recognized, the cash prize will be split equally, but each individual shall receive a trophy and certificate.)

Nomination Information

Nominations for the MRS Impact Award will be accepted from May 18 through August 2 at Rules and eligibility, nomination package requirements and more are available here.

MRS Impact Award Recipients