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Broadening our impact within and outside the materials community

Material Research Society FoundationThe Materials Research Society has developed a far-reaching series of programs that expose students, teachers, and life-long learners to the excitement of discovery and the significance of science in their daily lives.  For interested MRS members, these programs provide an opportunity to participate in outreach activities, support national STEM education initiatives, and play a significant role in developing and nurturing the next generation of materials scientists.

The scientific process is no longer just about generating ideas, but about freely sharing those ideas with broader audiences. Now more than ever, the ability to recruit students, attract collaborators, and secure funding is tied to the ability to successfully bring research out of the laboratory and to the general public. Through its continuum of broader impacts programming and professional development sessions at MRS meetings, an ever-expanding awards portfolio, a University Chapter program that is now international in scope, and so much more, MRS, with the support of the Materials Research Society Foundation, is well positioned to engage, educate and fascinate into the next decade.


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The MRS Awards Program strives to acknowledge outstanding contributors to the progress of materials research and to recognize their exciting and profound accomplishments.

The Broadening Participation in Materials Coordination Group's programs promote diversity and inclusion within the broad professional materials science community.


As MRS advances its efforts in materials and sustainability, there is a strong and responsible need to shine a bright light on the society's sustainability science activities, including publications, special events, social media and symposia.

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Impact of Materials on Society is an introductory level course about how engineering shapes and is shaped by social and cultural variables, and that a career in engineering is not only about math and science, but also about social problem-solving.

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The University Chapter program is a passionate and talented network of students from universities around the world, which fosters an environment for collaboration and open exchange of ideas across all scientific disciplines.


In this MRS TV interview from the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting, panelists Elizabeth Kocs, Anthony Ku and Ashley White take a look at the big picture of where H2 can and cannot play a role on paths to net zero, explore the practical aspects of deploying Htechnologies at scale, and drill down into specific technologies expected to be important over the next decades across the value chain from clean H2 production to effective storage and distribution to end uses.

Science As Art

Spaceship Crystal Microfireworks An Extremely Tiny Garden of MOFs

Science as Art Winners from the
2022 MRS Spring Meeting

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