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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.

Submit an Application

Submission deadline is August 1, 2024

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 June 1 through August 2 at Rules and eligibility, nomination package requirements and more are available here.




"I feel like MRS has evolved along with me. My career is really moving in this area of diversity, equity and inclusion and then finding that MRS is moving in that direction as well. So our interests really align."

∼ Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel

MRS TV speaks with Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel, the winner of the 2023 MRS Impact Award for creative leadership in materials education and outreach spanning all ages, in a wide range of venues, and across socioeconomic backgrounds; and for promoting diversity and inclusion.


MRS Impact Award Recipients