Programs & Outreach

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Chapter Benefits

  Materials Research Society Foundation

Chapter Rebate*

Your chapter will receive a rebate of $10 for every student member who is also a member of MRS as of June 15 (of the current year).

Travel Support*

Your chapter is eligible for up to $500 per year in travel reimbursements to help student members attend  MRS Spring and Fall Meetings.

Special Project Grants*

Got an idea that will generate excitement among your chapter members? Apply for a grant through the  MRS Special Projects Program.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with university chapter members from around the globe via our powerful social media channels. Better yet, meet in person at Chapter Representatives Luncheons and Student Mixers at MRS Spring and Fall Meetings.

MRS OnDemand

Create a virtual meeting experience for your chapter members with MRS OnDemand. View archived award talks, tutorials, technical sessions and more from MRS Spring and Fall Meetings.  Webinars and other live-streamed, interactive events are also offered throughout the year.

Turnbull Lecturer Program

The current MRS Turnbull Lecture will be presented as a webinar for the MRS University Chapters each Spring. The lecturer will be available for a question and answer period after the talk has ended. Events will be posted at along with instructions on registration.

Distinguished Speaker Support

Your chapter is eligible for $150 annually in speaker support and may qualify for even more.

MRS Bulletin

Receive free copies of the  MRS Bulletin each month for use in local promotions and membership drives.

Mailing Lists

Need a list of MRS members in your area? Or a list of students who might be interested in joining your chapter? Call us about  mail or email lists, reports and other information.

Marketing and Other In-Kind Support

In addition to mailing lists, MRS can offer speaker and promotional ideas, signage, certificates, books or other products suitable for chapter events (e.g., auctions, competitions and door prizes), and more.

For additional information, including how to submit benefit proposals, consult the  Chapter Handbook.

*Only active chapters with a minimum of eight MRS Student Members and two current Regular MRS Members are eligible to receive financial benefits from MRS and the Materials Research Society Foundation. Refer to the University Chapter Handbook,  MRS University Chapter Policy 5.5.1, Section I, for definition of an “active” chapter.