PREM Career Paths in Materials Science and Engineering

Monday, December 6
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

What is your future in Materials Science and Engineering? Tenured professor, laboratory researcher, industrial engineer, advocate, journalist—so many choices!

Join this panel of PREM graduates who have gone on to hold successful careers in academia, industry, government agencies and nontraditional sectors,  as they share insights about the role of materials science and engineering in their organizations and address existing career paths to explore.


  • Jacob Gayles, University of South Florida
  • Stephanie Herrera, Edwards Lifesciences
  • Idalia Ramos, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
  • Maria Abreu Sepúlveda, BAE Systems
  • Steve Zambrano, 4WEB Medical

Some of the many topics that the panelists will discuss include:

  • How and why they selected their chosen career path.
  • What challenges they have faced and how their PREM helped them to get where they are.
  • What they like most (and least) about working in their particular sector.
  • Job opportunities that are available in each sector.

This event is being presented in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a part of the MRS PREM Research Scholars Summit.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Registration for this event is required.  Please RSVP to attend this session here»


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