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Undergraduate Mentoring Program Agenda

The program takes place during the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts from November 25-30, 2018. Accepted mentees are required to attend events and sessions noted by an * below in order to receive the complimentary MRS Fall Meeting registration. Those not designated with an * are optional.

Any time prior to the Fall Meeting

*Poster Presentation Success (On Demand Video)
Learn about the elements of a successful poster and how to deliver a meaningful, effective poster presentation.  You will learn how to craft your value statement and talking points, and how to effectively engage those who visit your poster.


Thursday, November 8
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

*Webinar: How to Make the Most of Your MRS Meeting Experience (link coming soon)
Whether you are a first-time MRS Meeting attendee or seasoned veteran, this webinar will help you craft a plan for getting the most out of your Meeting experience!  Learn how to interact with speakers and fellow researchers, identify the most valuable sessions and networking events, conference etiquette and even how to follow up with new contacts after the Meeting ends!


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

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


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

Networking for Career Success
Do you know what percentage of job seekers will find their next position through networking?  The answer will surprise you!  Attend this session to learn the basics of networking, including who to speak with, how to arrange an informal conversation, potential questions to ask and tips on how to make the most of your relationships.


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

How to Ace Your Next Interview
Does the thought of going on a job interview stress you out?  What should you wear?  How much information about yourself should you share?  What will the interviewer ask you?  How many questions are too many? How in the world do you prepare?  Our experts are on hand to give you sound advice for getting ready for that big meeting.  Come prepared with your questions and get answers that will help you ace your next interview!


Monday, November 26
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sheraton, 1st Floor, Apropos

Student Mixer
Network and mingle with fellow MRS student members.  Features fun hands-on demonstrations.     

 

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

Career Fair
Explore MRS’ Career Fair, which provides opportunities for mentors, mentees and top employers to discuss career opportunities.  The Career Fair will feature recruiters and on-site interviews, career development sessions, resume critiques and mock interviews.


Tuesday, November 27
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden


*Pizza and Poster Practice
Practice presenting your poster with your mentor and amongst your mentoring colleagues before exhibiting in front of hundreds of symposia attendees at the Poster Session.


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


*Navigating a Successful Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Education
This interactive workshop will provide 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 materials science and engineering research, that support the successful transition from undergraduate education to graduate school and beyond.


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


Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Marie Curie Film
Join us for popcorn and soft drinks as we show Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie. This is a science immersion film featuring a scholarly portrayal of the two-time Nobel Prize winning physicist set in Curie's laboratory in 1915 Paris. Written and performed by former engineer Susan Marie Frontczak, Humanity Needs Dreamers explores Curie's early life in Poland through her groundbreaking research in France. The filmmaker Jen Myronuk will be on hand to introduce the film and to take questions at its conclusion.


Tuesday, November 27
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hynes, Level 1, Hall B

*Student Poster Presentations
Apply the knowledge and skills that you’ve been working on when presenting your poster to Tuesday evening’s Poster Session attendees.  Attendees will be encouraged to provide feedback and vote for the “Best Technical Poster Design” and “Best Technical Poster Presentation,”each worth a prize valued at $100.


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

*Diversity:  Why Inclusion Matters
Be sure to attend this breakfast program organized by the MRS Women in Materials Science and Engineering working group. The event is sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company and features their Corporate Director of Inclusion, Alveda Williams, PhD.


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


Wednesday, November 28
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ben & Jerry’s in the Prudential Center

Ice Cream Wrap-Up!
Come celebrate your success!  Mentees and mentors are welcome to join us for some ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s – the treat is on MRS!