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Meeting Events Schedule

Unless otherwise indicated, events listed below require 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting registration.

Events denoted below with "Register Today" are open to all and do not require registration for the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting. However, upcoming presentations do require free registration in advance of the event. Past event recordings can be viewed free; click the Watch Now links. You will be prompted to login with an MRS account before viewing.

   

Upcoming Events

 

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Past Events

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  • Nov
    19
    November 19, 2020

    Virtual Networking for Nerds: How to Network and Find Collaborators from Afar

    In this webinar, we discussed strategies and tactics for finding new collaborators and building mutually-beneficial partnerships with professionals across the globe (and perhaps on some exoplanets too!). We utilized various methods to find and reach out to people, and start and nurture those critical conversations which can birth amazing collabs! Let’s network!


  • Nov
    17
    November 17, 2020

    COVID-19 Impacts on Energy and Sustainability Aspects of Materials Supply Chains
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

    This event was presented by the MRS Focus on Sustainability Committee, MRS Energy & Sustainability and Symposium GI01 from the 2020 MRS Virtual Spring/Fall Meeting. Funding provided by the National Science Foundation.
    Sponsored by Goodfellow.


  • Nov
    11
    November 11, 2020

    Essentials of Book Publishing

    Are you interested in learning more about the why, how and what of publishing a materials science book? Publishing a book is a powerful tool, allowing you to communicate your ideas to a global audience, building your reputation in the field and accelerating your career. Join this webinar to hear from Springer Publishing Editors Charles Glaser, Christoph Baumann and Charlotte Hollingworth about the 5 easy stages in the publishing process and how they have helped many authors just like you publish a book.


  • Oct
    30
    October 30, 2020

    MRS Communications 10th Anniversary: Perspectives on advanced materials in manufacturing

    This panel discussion was part of the 10th anniversary commemoration for MRS Communications.
    Watch Now »


  • Oct
    29
    October 29, 2020

    Intersections of Underrepresentation in Materials Science and Engineering

    The MRS Women in Materials Science and Engineering working group held this interactive panel discussion to explore real-life examples of bias and injustice against individuals from a diverse set of underrepresented groups. Our panelists shared their paths to their current careers, highlighting the ups and downs they have experienced, both pertaining to their membership in underrepresented groups as well as generally in the STEM fields. Sponsored by Taiyo Nippon Sanso and MilliporeSigma.
    Watch Now »


  • Oct
    16
    October 16, 2020

    MRS Communications 10th Anniversary Lectures, Part 2

    This webinar was presented as part of a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MRS Communications journal. The webinar featured two talks: "Skin-inspired Sensors and Electronics" by Zhenan Bao of Stanford University, and "Autonomous Researchers for Hierarchical Materials" by Keith Brown of Boston University.
    Watch Now »


  • Oct
    13
    October 13, 2020

    Banish Imposter Syndrome for Good!

    Let’s face it—impostor syndrome is terrible. It makes us believe that we unworthy and frauds. It robs us of future prosperity as it convinces us we do not belong and should not pursue opportunities to advance our career, launch and facilitate exciting new collaborations, and be more innovative, inventive, agile, and novel in our problem-solving. In this webinar, you will learn strategies and tactics to rid this from your brilliant mind and how to navigate it and stamp it out if it creeps into every day scenarios. Sponsored by Taiyo Nippon Sanso.
    Watch Now »


  • Oct
    08
    October 08, 2020

    MRS Communications 10th Anniversary Lectures, Part 1

    This event, in honor of the 10th anniversary of MRS Communications, featured talks from Joseph M. DeSimone who holds a joint appointment in the Stanford Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Radiology in the Stanford School of Medicine, and Grace Gu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gu was selected to deliver the 2020 MRS Communications Lecture based on her work in artificial intelligence for materials design and additive manufacturing.
    Watch Now »


  • Oct
    01
    October 01, 2020

    Outstanding Virtual Oral Presentations

    Discover what a speech says about you, how to prepare for a speech, how to combat anxiety, and how to show confidence and poise. Speaking, articulation, and projection techniques, interaction with the audience, and specific presentation issues for scientists/engineers and for science-based conferences will be addressed. We will delve into the logistics and considerations we can keep in mind as we speak via webcam and present via Zoom.
    Watch Now »


  • Sep
    24
    September 24, 2020

    Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

    I've done my research, now what? 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 and other respected scientific journal professionals. Not only are they leading researchers in their field, but they share a dedication to high-quality content, editorial integrity and scientific scholarship. Sponsored by Taiyo Nippon Sanso.
    Watch Now »


  • Sep
    18
    September 18, 2020

    Virtual Interviewing and the Job Talk

    In this webinar, we discuss leveraging virtual platforms to execute an interviewing plan that will help you land that dream job. We look at what you should be doing before, during, and after the interview, how to adjust different elements of a virtual experience (such as light and sound), and how to look professional on camera. We also go over how to deliver an oral presentation—such as a job talk or a colloquium—using virtual methods to indicate your knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm, and collaborative nature.
    Watch Now »


  • Sep
    09
    September 09, 2020

    Writing Concrete Abstracts and Titles

    Anyone writing or editing abstracts knows that there is an art to conveying complex ideas and data in an approachable way. Whether it's for a scientific paper, an oral presentation, or the front page of your lab's website, the process of writing and rewriting an abstract and developing concise title takes experience and practice. Join MRS and a panel of editors from symposium organizers and scientific journals for a webinar on the abstract writing process.
    Watch Now »


  • Sep
    09
    September 09, 2020

    Career Planning in a Crisis: How to Move Your Career Forward

    Crises can happen at any time to anyone, and can affect many aspects of your career advancement plans. To help mitigate how a crisis affects your professional goals, it’s a good idea to build and execute a strong, customized crisis management plan for your career. This plan can help you identify and potentially mitigate points of risk that could negatively impact your career in a crisis. In this webinar, we will address how to develop this “insurance” plan, using fundamentals from the field of crisis management itself. You will emerge with tools, tactics, and the ability to construct, test, fine tune, and implement your own career crisis management plan.
    Watch Now »


  • Jul
    30
    July 30, 2020

    How to Land a Faculty Position—From Application to Interview (Part 3): Thinking About Applying to a Primarily Undergraduate Institution?

    This webinar addresses the faculty application process and what makes for an outstanding package for academic positions at primarily undergraduate institutions. The webinar begins with a 20-25 minute talk from Jeffrey Christians and includes audience Q&A with the main speaker and panelists. This webinar is moderated by Zachary Hood, Argonne National Laboratory.
    Watch Now »


  • Jul
    29
    July 29, 2020

    How to Land a Faculty Position—From Application to Interview (Part 2): Research-Intensive Academic Positions in the U.S.

    This webinar specifically addresses the faculty application process and what makes for an outstanding package for research-intensive academic positions in the United States. This webinar begins with a 20-25 minute talk from Peter Crozier and include audience Q&A with the main speaker and panelists. This webinar is moderated by Thomas Folland, University of Iowa.
    Watch Now »


  • Jul
    28
    July 28, 2020

    How to Land a Faculty Position—From Application to Interview (Part 1): The Academic Market in Europe

    This webinar specifically addressed the faculty application process and what makes for an outstanding package for the academic market in Europe. The webinar begins with a 20-25 minute talk from Eva Unger and included audience Q&A with the main speaker and panelists. This webinar was moderated by Katherine A. Mazzio of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.
    Watch Now »


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