2018 MRS Fall Meeting Home

Professional Development

  • Communicating Science to Nonspecialists—Science Communication Workshop

    Sunday, November 25
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

    This session is designed to increase confidence in scientists as they communicate their work and become part of a community of researchers who share an interest in science outreach and engagement.

  • Effective Public Policy Engagement Strategies for Researchers Workshop

    Sunday, November 25
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

    This interactive workshop will provide an essential introduction to the policymaking process through the lens of the U.S. federal government, while providing specific steps researchers can take to engage policy stakeholders and articulate the policy implications of their work.

  • Women's Workshop and Reception—American Association of University Women (AAUW) Work Smart Salary Negotiation

    Sunday, November 25
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Sheraton, 5th Floor, The Fens

    AAUW Work Smart is designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise or promotion. In this workshop you will gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing; both men and women are encouraged to attend.

  • Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

    Sunday, November 25
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    MRS journal Editors-in-Chief discuss the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing.

  • Real-Life Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Product Design Seminar

    Sunday, November 25
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Dalton

    Alan Rae discusses how to incorporate sustainability principles into your research in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application of these principles to product design and manufacture.

  • Undergraduate Mentoring Program Breakfast

    Monday, November 26
    8:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

    Meet with your mentor/mentee and participate in some fun ice-breaker activities to get to know your colleagues and share your research interests.

  • Networking for Career Success

    Monday, November 26
    11:45 am – 12:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    Learn tips for building and leveraging relationships to boost your next job search.

  • How to Ace Your Next Interview

    Monday, November 26
    12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    Learn what to expect and how to prepare to put your best foot forward on your next job interview.

  • Real-Life Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Product Design Seminar

    Monday, November 26
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Berkeley

    Alan Rae discusses how to incorporate sustainability principles into your research in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application of these principles to product design and manufacture.

  • Integrating Societal Perspective, Impact and Ethics into STEM Research

    Tuesday, November 27
    9:00 am – 10:30 am
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

    In this interactive workshop, participants will explore their own research topics through a social lens.

  • Essential Abstracts and Titles—One-on-One Critiques with MRS Journal Editors

    Tuesday, November 27
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    MRS journal editors offer one-on-one critiques with authors on writing effective abstracts and crafting winning titles.

  • Career Fair

    Tuesday, November 27
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    Don’t miss the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting Career Fair, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday. As an extension of the MRS online Job Board, the Career Fair will provide an opportunity for Meeting participants and top employers to discuss career opportunities.

  • Navigating a Successful Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Education

    Tuesday, November 27
    12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

    This interactive workshop provides an overview of key trends in materials research and hands-on activities providing critical information, actionable strategies, resources and reflection, all set in a real-world context of MS&E.

  • Green Cards for Scientific Researchers—How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case!

    Tuesday, November 27
    2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    Considering applying for a Green Card? Join Brian Getson of Getson & Schatz to learn about how to start the process and key elements to include in your CV.

  • Humanity Needs Dreamers—Marie Curie Film Viewing

    Tuesday, November 27
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

    Join us for popcorn and soft drinks as we show Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie. Sponsored by Dow. RSVP here.

  • ABET Information and Evaluator Retraining Session

    Tuesday, November 27
    7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Arnold Arboretum

    An informational session for anyone interested in the accreditation process and a retraining session for current ABET evaluators.

  • Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast

    Wednesday, November 28
    7:00 am – 8:30 am
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

    Join us for this special breakfast event featuring keynote speaker Alveda Williams, Corporate Director of Inclusion at The Dow Chemical Company.

  • Essential Abstracts and Titles—One-on-One Critiques with MRS Journal Editors

    Wednesday, November 28
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    MRS journal editors offer one-on-one critiques with authors on writing effective abstracts and crafting winning titles.

  • Career Fair

    Wednesday, November 28
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    Don’t miss the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting Career Fair, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday. As an extension of the MRS online Job Board, the Career Fair will provide an opportunity for Meeting participants and top employers to discuss career opportunities.

  • Bringing Modeling and Simulation into My Classroom Workshop

    Wednesday, November 28
    5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Riverway

    This workshop will present methodological guidelines for deploying modeling and simulation in the materials science and engineering classroom.

  • Career Development Summit, Session 1: Learning from Failure—How to Bounce Back Stronger

    Wednesday, November 28
    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Commonwealth

    Achieving a successful career demands hard work and resilience, especially at the beginning. This Career Development Summit will provide strategies for young or future professionals to overcome difficult periods in their careers.

  • Career Development Summit, Session 2: Failure and Difficulties, a Path to Cutting-Edge Research, Panel Discussion

    Wednesday, November 28
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Commonwealth

    This panel will convene experts of diverse background to lead a discussion that will cover topics such as identifying a career path out of academic research, identifying key skills, transferable knowledge and experience.

  • Building an Inclusive, Productive, Transformative Research Program for Early-Career Professionals

    Thursday, November 29
    9:30 am – 11:00 am
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

    This workshop will include environments and mechanisms of creativity, inclusive mentoring, scientific and technological collaboration across nations and cultures, learning through research, digital communications, publication and grant writing.

  • Designing Sustainability into Materials Research Workshop

    Monday, April 22
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 122 A

    Many sustainability initiatives focus on technologies that minimize carbon footprint and energy use. This workshop expands upon sustainability to include limiting sustainable materials development, as opposed to sustainable technology development.

  • Networking for Nerds—Become a Networking Rock Star

    Monday, April 22
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    PCC North, 200 Level, Room 224 B

    Learn the secrets of being a master networker—how to cultivate strategic, mutually beneficial relationships, find people to add to your networks, “work a room,” start conversations with people you have never met before, and obtain information that can set you on a path to career victory.

  • Communicating Science to Public Audiences—Science Communication Workshop

    Monday, April 22
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 128 A

    This session is designed to increase confidence in scientists as they communicate their work and become part of a community of researchers who share an interest in science outreach and engagement.

  • National Laboratory User Facilities—How to Get Access for Your Research

    Monday, April 22
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 122 B

    This workshop will bring you in direct contact with cutting-edge characterization facilities in the United States and Germany, and will support you with planning your research visit there. Networking reception to follow.

  • Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

    Monday, April 22
    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 121 A

    Learn the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from MRS journal Editors-in-Chief. Not only are they leading researchers in their field, but they share a dedication to high-quality content, editorial integrity and scientific scholarship.

  • Career Planning and Job Searching in Entrepreneurship

    Monday, April 22
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 121 B

    Learn about the basics of entrepreneurship, developing your brand, and finding and solidifying customers. The basic elements of marketing, and understanding and selling your services and products will also be addressed.

  • MRS University Chapter Representatives Meeting

    Monday, April 22
    5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
    Sheraton, Second Level, Deer Valley

    This brief meeting will discuss the MRS University Chapters Program. Current Chapter officers, faculty advisors and students who wish to form a University Chapter should attend.

  • MRS Career Fair—Visit the Recruiters!

    Tuesday, April 23
    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit

    Visit recruitment booths to discuss your qualifications directly with recruiters for a potential interview. Register online and upload your resume from your own laptop at jobs.mrs.org or stop by the Career Fair to access our registration stations. Don't forget to bring extra copies of your resume!

  • MRS Career Fair—Resume Critiques, Mock Interviews, Professional Photos

    Tuesday, April 23
    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit

    Does your resume need a little sprucing up? Have you ever walked away from a job interview wondering what you could or should have done differently? Are you at a crossroads in your academic or professional career and seeking advice on how to figure out what to do next? MRS is here to help!

  • Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case!

    Tuesday, April 23
    2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit Stage

    Learn about the U.S. immigration process and how to maximize your chances of immigration success during this presentation by the law firm of Getson & Schatz.

  • Preparing for Your Next Job Interview

    Tuesday, April 23
    4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit Stage

    Attend this session to get tips on how to prepare in advance to make the most of your next opportunity to meet with a potential employer.

  • How to Prepare for Your ABET Accreditation

    Tuesday, April 23
    7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
    Sheraton, Second Level, Arcadia

    If an ABET evaluation is in your future, this session will help you understand the accreditation process and any updates to the criteria so your materials department is prepared.

  • Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast

    Wednesday, April 24
    7:00 am – 9:00 am
    PCC North, 200 Level, Room 231 ABC

    The MRS Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast event is intended to promote interaction across various ethnic, cultural and gender boundaries and facilitate dialog among women (and men) working in or pursuing education toward a profession in materials science or engineering.

  • MRS Career Fair—Visit the Recruiters!

    Wednesday, April 24
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit

    Visit recruitment booths to discuss your qualifications directly with recruiters for a potential interview. Register online and upload your resume from your own laptop at jobs.mrs.org or stop by the Career Fair to access our registration stations. Don't forget to bring extra copies of your resume!

  • MRS Career Fair—Resume Critiques, Mock Interviews, Professional Photos

    Wednesday, April 24
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit

    Does your resume need a little sprucing up? Have you ever walked away from a job interview wondering what you could or should have done differently? Are you at a crossroads in your academic or professional career and seeking advice on how to figure out what to do next? MRS is here to help!

  • Career Paths in Materials Science and Engineering

    Wednesday, April 24
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit Stage

    Join our panel of scientists who will share their insight about the role of materials science and engineering in their organizations and address existing career paths to explore.

  • Real-Life Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Product Design Seminar

    Wednesday, April 24
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Sheraton, Second Level, Camelback A

    Alan Rae will discuss how to incorporate sustainability principles into your research in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application of these principles to product design and manufacture.