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Public Outreach Center

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Monday through Wednesday | April 17–19
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
PCC, Lower Level, Foyer

Discover an MRS Community of Science Education and Public Outreach


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The Materials Research Society is playing a major role in bringing the education, research and industrial communities together at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting.

Join us for exciting hands-on activities, demonstrations, information areas and seminars to engage future materials scientists and engineers. Find out how you can participate as we bring the science of materials to the general public.

In addition to the Public Outreach Center, join us for hands-on activities at the Student Mixer and Hands-on Coffee Breaks provided by the Arizona Science Center and ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives throughout the week.

New for the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting!

Strange Matter Green Earth Presentation
Come hear about the design and development of a new museum exhibition on materials for a sustainable world that will travel simultaneously on three continents.

Materials Needs for Energy Sustainability by 2050
This panel event, co-organized by MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal and the MRS Focus on Sustainability Subcommittee, will convene top experts to discuss the fundamental materials R&D needed, and the geopolitical and international supply-chain implications of possible pathways to realize this vision. An RSVP reception will follow.

Incorporating Sustainability Principles into Your Research Seminar
Learn how to incorporate sustainability principles in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application of these principles to product design and manufacture. This seminar is aimed at materials researchers of all career stages, from students and postdocs to faculty and industry researchers.

Focus on Sustainability

Focus on Sustainability logoRaising Awareness of the Nexus between Materials Research and Sustainable Materials Practice
Do you have a specific interest in sustainability? Stop by the booth, your Meeting destination on all things sustainable: research, funding, education, public outreach, corporate social responsibility and MRS Meeting activities and publications. Visit MRS Sustainability Resources for more information.

Strange Matter Green Earth

Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e MineraҫᾶoExperience the Power of Materials for a Sustainable World—The Stuff That Matters
The international Strange Matter Green Earth traveling exhibition aims to empower the world’s citizens to make sustainable choices in their lives and communities. Learn about the exhibition’s Ruby Sponsor Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineraҫᾶo (CBMM).

Impact of Materials on Society

IMOS LogoIncreasing Science and Social Literacy
Are you searching for an introductory Materials Science course that will hook your students? Impact of Materials on Society is an undergraduate course developed through a partnership between the University of Florida faculty and MRS scientists and engineers. Stop by the IMOS Booth to view the new curriculum materials, videos and the online course.

MRS Community of Science Education & Outreach  

Learn more about the MRS Public Outreach Committee
MRS is committed to promoting the study of materials research to students, as well as furthering an understanding of the principles of materials science to society at large. Learn more about various MRS outreach programs, such as Strange Matter, NISE Network and the NOVA Making Stuff series.