Joint Meeting

Women's Keynote Presentation featuring Susan Trolier-McKinstry

Wednesday, December 2
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Materials Research Society's Women in Materials Science and Engineering Working Group is pleased to offer this keynote presentation featuring long-time member and former MRS President, Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Nanofabrication facility at the Pennsylvania State University. Working Group lead Rebecca Anthony, Michigan State University, will moderate this session. 

This long-standing, well-attended bi-annual event is intended to promote interaction across various ethnic, cultural and gender boundaries and facilitate dialog among women (and men) working in, or pursuing education towards a profession in materials science or engineering. Our goal is to increase awareness by promoting a tone of inclusion that enhances professional growth and development and aids in the generation of innovative technical ideas that positively impact the broader STEM community. Please be sure to join us!

Susan Trolier-McKinstry

Susan Trolier-McKinstry (click her name for biography), The Pennsylvania State University
Crafting a Scientific Career from Successes and Failures

Materials scientists are accustomed to learning from both successful and failed experiments; we should also be able to craft our scientific careers by learning from both our career successes and failures. This talk will describe the evolution of my own career path, with highlights on approaches to surviving failure. This is far easier to do when we have people around us that act as mentors and allies.

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