2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Public Outreach Center—Focus on Sustainability, Impact of Materials on Society

Sunday through Thursday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

Discover an MRS Community of Science Education and Public OutreachA woman talks with two men at the Public Outreach Center

The Materials Research Society is playing a major role in bringing the education, research and industrial communities together at the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting.

Join us for exciting hands-on activities, demonstrations, information areas, seminars and workshops to engage current and future materials scientists and engineers. Find out how you can participate as we partner to bring the science of materials to the general public, explore the topics of sustainable practices and the impact of society on materials science, education and outreach.

In addition to visiting the Public Outreach Center, interact with educators, scientists and students at our hands-on activities during the Frontiers Reception and Coffee Breaks.


New for the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting!

Join educators from The Pennsylvania State University's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center as they present engaging educational hands-on activities designed to help inform and educate young children and the general public about materials science and sustainability and their personal relevancy in everyday life.

The Role of Plastics in Achieving Energy Sustainability by 2050—Friend or Foe?, a moderated panel discussion with audience participation, will be held on Monday evening. This special program will include audience Q&A as well as real-time interactive audience polling, so bring your smartphone and be ready to participate in this provocative session.

You do not need to be a registered Meeting attendee of the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting to join us for this special event. Be our guest! Limited seating—arrive early.


Focus on Sustainability

Focus on Sustainability logoRaising Awareness of the Nexus between Materials Research and Sustainable Materials Practice
Do you have a specific interest in sustainability? Stop by the booth – your meeting destination for information on all things sustainable, including research, funding, education, public outreach, corporate social responsibility and MRS Meeting activities and publications. Visit MRS Sustainability Resources for more information.


Impact of Materials on Society

IMOS LogoIncreasing Science and Social Literacy
Are you searching for an introductory Materials Science course that will hook your students? Impact of Materials on Society is an undergraduate course developed through a partnership between the University of Florida faculty and MRS scientists and engineers. Stop by the IMOS Booth to view the new curriculum materials, videos and the online course.


MRS Community of Science Education & Outreach

Learn more about the MRS Public Outreach Committee
MRS is committed to promoting the study of materials research to students, as well as furthering an understanding of the principles of materials science to society at large. Learn more about additional MRS education outreach programs, such as the NISE Network and the NOVA Making Stuff series.