2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

MRS Sustainability in Action Video Competition

Now, more than ever, having a holistic look into how we conduct our work and everyday life is crucial for creating a sustainable future. Material science plays a fundamental role in this transformation, but it is the creativity, collaboration, and cooperation of students and researchers like you that will drive us to have a better future.  

As such, we would love to hear about what YOU are doing on the topic of sustainability – in your group, at your institute, on your campus, or in your city! It is our pleasure to announce the Sustainability in Action Video Competition, organized by the MRS Sustainability Engagement Taskforce. We invite the MRS community to record a short video presentation displaying ideas for implementing sustainable actions on their campuses and/or institutions for the chance to win prizes up to $500.

This video should highlight students’ research, ideas, projects, activities, and/or campaigns to promote sustainability. It will be played on MRS’ YouTube channel before and live at the 2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in Boston, MA, November 27-December 2, 2022. 


Video Submission Requirements

  • The video must show how you incorporate sustainable actions at your campus or workplace and should describe what you think could be done to promote sustainable activities. 
  • The video submission must be shot horizontally, in landscape format.  A phone, tablet, or another mobile device may be used.
  • The full video length should be a minimum of 1:00 minute and no longer than 3:00 minutes (preferred specs for the video file: 4K or HD 1080p, 30 fps). 
  • Preferred Video formats - .MP4, .MOV.
  • Contest participants must introduce themselves at the beginning of the video (only provide the person's or chapter's full name and city/institution/country). Please do not provide any additional personal information. 


Evaluation Criteria

Videos will be scored based on Topic, Content, Creativity, Technical Elements, and Collaboration. For further details, view the rubric.  

For more inspiration on potential sustainability topics, feel free to refer to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Submissions Open: September 15, 2022

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, October 15, 2022.  Submitters will be notified of the status of their submission by the end of October.


After the video's presentation at the MRS conference, the winner will be announced and prizes for first, second, and third place and People’s Choice will be awarded. 

For further information, please contact us here.





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