2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Professional Development

  • Science Writing Workshop

    Monday, April 22
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    PCC West, 200 Level, Room 212 C

    An interactive, one-day workshop for researchers, scientists, science educators and students who are interested in journalism and science writing. Space is limited; applications must be received by March 25.

  • Designing Sustainability into Materials Research Workshop

    Monday, April 22
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 122 A

    Many sustainability initiatives focus on technologies that minimize carbon footprint and energy use. This workshop expands upon sustainability to include limiting sustainable materials development, as opposed to sustainable technology development.

  • Networking for Nerds—Become a Networking Rock Star

    Monday, April 22
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    PCC North, 200 Level, Room 224 B

    Learn the secrets of being a master networker—how to cultivate strategic, mutually beneficial relationships, find people to add to your networks, “work a room,” start conversations with people you have never met before, and obtain information that can set you on a path to career victory.

  • Communicating Science to Public Audiences—Science Communication Workshop

    Monday, April 22
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 128 A

    This session is designed to increase confidence in scientists as they communicate their work and become part of a community of researchers who share an interest in science outreach and engagement.

  • National Laboratory User Facilities—How to Get Access for Your Research

    Monday, April 22
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 122 B

    This workshop will bring you in direct contact with cutting-edge characterization facilities in the United States and Germany, and will support you with planning your research visit there. Networking reception to follow.

  • Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

    Monday, April 22
    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 121 A

    Learn the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from MRS journal Editors-in-Chief. Not only are they leading researchers in their field, but they share a dedication to high-quality content, editorial integrity and scientific scholarship.

  • Career Planning and Job Searching in Entrepreneurship

    Monday, April 22
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    PCC North, 100 Level, Room 121 B

    Learn about the basics of entrepreneurship, developing your brand, and finding and solidifying customers. The basic elements of marketing, and understanding and selling your services and products will also be addressed.

  • MRS University Chapter Representatives Meeting

    Monday, April 22
    5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
    Sheraton, Second Level, Deer Valley

    This brief meeting will discuss the MRS University Chapters Program. Current Chapter officers, faculty advisors and students who wish to form a University Chapter should attend.

  • MRS Career Fair—Visit the Recruiters!

    Tuesday, April 23
    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit

    Visit recruitment booths to discuss your qualifications directly with recruiters for a potential interview. Register online and upload your resume from your own laptop at jobs.mrs.org or stop by the Career Fair to access our registration stations. Don't forget to bring extra copies of your resume!

  • MRS Career Fair—Resume Critiques, Mock Interviews, Professional Photos

    Tuesday, April 23
    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit

    Does your resume need a little sprucing up? Have you ever walked away from a job interview wondering what you could or should have done differently? Are you at a crossroads in your academic or professional career and seeking advice on how to figure out what to do next? MRS is here to help!

  • Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case!

    Tuesday, April 23
    2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit Stage

    Learn about the U.S. immigration process and how to maximize your chances of immigration success during this presentation by the law firm of Getson & Schatz.

  • Preparing for Your Next Job Interview

    Tuesday, April 23
    4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit Stage

    Attend this session to get tips on how to prepare in advance to make the most of your next opportunity to meet with a potential employer.

  • How to Prepare for Your ABET Accreditation

    Tuesday, April 23
    7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
    Sheraton, Second Level, Arcadia

    If an ABET evaluation is in your future, this session will help you understand the accreditation process and any updates to the criteria so your materials department is prepared.

  • Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast

    Wednesday, April 24
    7:00 am – 9:00 am
    PCC North, 200 Level, Room 231 ABC

    The MRS Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast 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 toward a profession in materials science or engineering.

  • MRS Career Fair—Visit the Recruiters!

    Wednesday, April 24
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit

    Visit recruitment booths to discuss your qualifications directly with recruiters for a potential interview. Register online and upload your resume from your own laptop at jobs.mrs.org or stop by the Career Fair to access our registration stations. Don't forget to bring extra copies of your resume!

  • MRS Career Fair—Resume Critiques, Mock Interviews, Professional Photos

    Wednesday, April 24
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit

    Does your resume need a little sprucing up? Have you ever walked away from a job interview wondering what you could or should have done differently? Are you at a crossroads in your academic or professional career and seeking advice on how to figure out what to do next? MRS is here to help!

  • Career Paths in Materials Science and Engineering

    Wednesday, April 24
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    PCC North, 300 Level, Halls C–E—Exhibit Stage

    Join our panel of scientists who will share their insight about the role of materials science and engineering in their organizations and address existing career paths to explore.

  • Real-Life Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Product Design Seminar

    Wednesday, April 24
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Sheraton, Second Level, Camelback A

    Alan Rae will discuss how to incorporate sustainability principles into your research in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application of these principles to product design and manufacture.