2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Professional Development

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  • Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

    Sunday, December 1
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Whether you are a student preparing to publish your first paper, an early-career researcher hoping to polish your publishing skills, or if you just have questions about the publishing process, then this interactive "how to" session is for you. 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.

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

    Sunday, December 1
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Fairfax B

    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.

  • Careers at Government Laboratories and User Facilities—Panel Discussion

    Monday, December 2
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Learn about potential career paths for students and early-career professionals at government laboratories and user facilities in the United States.

  • Career Fair

    Tuesday, December 3
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Don’t miss the 2019 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.

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

    Tuesday, December 3
    12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Learn everything you need to know to understand the U.S. immigration system and maximize your chances of winning a green card from Brian Getson, Esq.

  • Using Improv for Communications

    Tuesday, December 3
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 3, Ballroom C

    In this fun, interactive session, science communication professionals will lead improvisation exercises and games to help participants gain confidence and positive communication skills. Participants will explore how to use these skills to effectively present their science to the public.

  • How to Develop an Effective Proposal for User Facilities – Workshop

    Tuesday, December 3
    4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, The Fens

    Representatives from user facilities and student researchers will give overviews on different types of user facilities, advice on proposal writing and steps to establish connections with a user facility.

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

    Tuesday, December 3
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

    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.

  • PREM Research Scholars Summit—NSF Directors Talks

    Tuesday, December 3
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Room 110

    In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the NSF's Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Program, this kick-off to the PREM Research Scholars Summit will include a brief historical overview of the program, accomplishments and plans for the future.Reception to follow.

  • PREM Research Scholars Summit—Welcome Networking Reception

    Tuesday, December 3
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Room 111

    In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the NSF's Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Program, this kick-off to the PREM Research Scholars Summit will include a brief historical overview of the program, accomplishments and plans for the future. By invitation only.

  • How to Prepare for Your ABET Accreditation

    Tuesday, December 3
    7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Olmsted

    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.

  • Using Improv for Communications (PREM Program Participants Only)

    Wednesday, December 4
    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Hynes, Level 3, Ballroom C

    In this fun, interactive session, science communication professionals will lead improvisation exercises and games to help participants gain confidence and positive communication skills. Participants will explore how to use these skills to effectively present their science to the public.

  • Career Fair

    Wednesday, December 4
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Don’t miss the 2019 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

    Thursday, December 5
    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Hynes, Level 3, Room 300

    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 that support the successful transition from undergraduate to graduate education and beyond.

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

    Thursday, December 5
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 3, Room 300

    This interactive workshop will focus on key strategies for building an inclusive, productive and transformational research program for postdoctoral researchers and early-career professionals.