2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

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

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

Christine OrtizChristine Ortiz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Station1

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

Areas of scholarship to be discussed include environments and mechanisms of creativity, inclusive mentoring, scientific and technological collaboration across nations and cultures, the science of learning through research, digital communications, publication and grant writing.


Topics will include

  • Building a differentiated research identity and integrated research program;
  • Strategies to foster research creativity and impact of research;
  • Defining characteristics for effective and inclusive research mentoring including academic, professional and socio-emotional;
  • Intentional development of an inclusive and productive laboratory culture;
  • Strategies for working with colleagues across disciplines;
  • Cognitive approaches to the development of expertise and learning through research; and
  • The changing nature of scientific communication, knowledge dissemination and dialogue.

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature