As part of the early stages of planning the program for the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting (April 22-26, 2019), we are interested in your input on future symposium topics. Our goal is to plan a meeting that includes both new, rapidly developing topics as well as current ones within materials science and technology.
In addition, we are seeking proposals for symposia that will represent the growing meeting demand for broader impact* programming. Broader impact programming at MRS meetings is intended to extend the influence of scientific research to the quality of life and society at large. At MRS Fall and Spring Meetings, the broader impact programming augments the technical symposia programming and vendor exhibits by providing the attendees a complete meeting experience capturing all aspects of the materials research profession.
*The use of the term “Broader Impact” at MRS is intended to be similar to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) usage of the same term. Examples of MRS objectives leading to broader impact and the related events/action items include, but are not limited to: education and training of the next generation of materials researchers, public outreach, career and professional development, impact of materials research on the US and global economies, and efforts to broaden diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups.