2014 MRS Spring Meeting

Date: 
Monday, April 21, 2014 to Friday, April 25, 2014
Location: 
San Francisco, CA

Each year, MRS holds two international meetings, one in Boston in the fall and the other in San Francisco in the spring. The NISE Net participates in these meetings in a variety of ways, holding workshops, professional development sessions, outreach activities, and bringing new scientists into the network.

More Information:

The following public outreach and professional development events are provided by the NISE Network, NSF, and the Materials Research Society Foundation

Public Outreach Events

Discover an MRS Community of Science Education and Outreach
The Materials Research Society is playing a major role in bringing the education, research and industrial communities together at the 2014 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 and be a part of the excitement as we bring the science of materials to the general public.

  • Public Outreach Center Hours and Location:
    Moscone West, Level 2, Lobby
    Monday, April 21 through Thursday, April 24, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 25, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
  • NISE Network Booth
    Moscone West, Level 2, Lobby
    Monday, April 21 through Thursday, April 24, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 25, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register at the MRS/NISE Network Booth to participate in the NISE Network as a science collaborator. Learn how you can apply your much-needed expertise to help foster public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanotechnology.

  • NanoDays Booth
    Moscone West, Level 2, Lobby
    Monday, April 21 through Thursday, April 24, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 25, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The NISE Network selected March 28-April 5, 2015 for NanoDays 2015. Find out if your community is planning to participate and learn how you can get in on the action.

  • Hands-On Nano Coffee Hours
    Moscone West, Level 2, Lobby
    Monday, April 21 through Wednesday, April 23
    9:30-10:30 a.m.
    2:30-3:30 p.m.

Join us throughout the week during the coffee breaks as national science centers, science museums and researchers in partnership with the NISE Network and MRS present stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science and nanotechnology.

  • Student Mixer     
    Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Foyer
    Monday, April 21
    7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Mingle with colleagues, enjoy good food and drink and have fun exploring science!
Are you ready to be amused while challenging your science expertise? Do you want an opportunity to relax with your old friends and make some new ones? Join us at the Student Mixer for good food and drink while exploring interactive science activities. Participation will include the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of Utah MRSEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison MRSEC and University of Colorado Boulder MRSEC.  Sponsored by the NISE Network.    

Professional Development

  • Making the Most of Broadcast Media Workshop
    Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2024
    Monday, April 21, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Marriott Marquis, 4th Floor, Pacific E 
    Tuesday, April 22, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this session, communications expert Tim Miller will discuss some of the principles of creating newsworthy stories from research discoveries. Participants will gain hands-on experience at turning a research paper into a newspaper article or television story and had the opportunity to practice giving a live media interview.

  • Technical Poster Design Seminar
    Tuesday, April 22, 7:30am - 8:30 am
    Marriott Marquis, 4th Floor, Pacific E  

    Wednesday, April 23, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Nob Hill AB

Communications expert Tim Miller will share the basic rules of good poster design and show you some of the most effective tools and techniques for creating technical posters with quality and clarity. Attendees will leave this session armed with the skills to guarantee that their next scientific poster will stand out in a crowd.

  • Mastering Science Presentations Seminar
    Monday, April 21, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday, April 23, 7:30am - 8:30 am
    Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Nob Hill AB

Learn the fundamentals of sharing science as communications expert Tim Miller explains how to choose the very best tools for communicating effectively and reveals some of the tips and tricks that can help you take your scientific presentations to the next level.

Interested in science writing?
Learn the techniques required to take any story—a news story, journalistic article, blog entry or profile of a scientist—to the next level.  

A free, one-day writing workshop will be held on Monday, April 21, in parallel with the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. You do not need to be registered for the Spring Meeting to attend the Science Writing Workshop. The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Applications are accepted until (5 p.m. ET) March 20, 2014. Note: Participants will receive a writing assignment and reading material prior to the workshop.

 

Education Sessions

Symposium Organizers

Monday, April 21, 2014

  • Tutorial Safety First—Enhancing Safety in Academic Research Laboratories
    Monday, April 21, 12:30-5:00 p.m.
    Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2012

    This is a valuable session for students and faculty involved in laboratory research at academic institutions of any size.  The tutorial will include presentations on the industrial perspective on safety from Dow and other industry personnel, government regulations and oversight and the experiences of university faculty and researchers, breakout sessions on specific safety issues, hands-on demonstrations and a panel discussion.

Instructors:

Katherine R. Hurley, University of Minnesota
Elizabeth R. Kupp, The Pennsylvania State University
Alessandro F. Moretto, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lori Seiler, Dow Chemical Company
Amber Rose, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
David Shiraishi, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Provided by Dow Chemical Company

 
Tuesday AM, April 22, 2014

FFF1: Mentoring Excellence in the Academic Milleu
Chair: Vuk Uskokovic
Chair: Marilyn L. Minus
Tuesday AM, April 22, 2014
Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2012

  • 8:30 AM - *FFF1.01
    Mentoring Students at Research Universities
    Bruce  M  Clemens1.
    1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
  • 9:00 AM - *FFF1.02
    Mentoring and Coaching Women and URMs in STEM Fields
    Yves  J  Chabal1.
    1, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA.
  • 9:30 AM - BREAK
  • 10:00 AM - *FFF1.03
    Survive and Thrive: Guidance for Untenured Faculty
    Wendy  C  Crone1.
    1,  Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  • 10:30 AM - *FFF1.04
    Enabling the Benefits of Diversity Through Mentoring
    Magaly  Spector1.
    1,  Diversity and Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA.
  • 11:00 AM - FFF1.05
    Mentoring and Pipelining Future Materials Scientists and Engineers
    Daryush  Ila1.
    1,  , UNCFSU, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
  • 11:15 AM - FFF1.06
    CLEAR Opportunities: Technical Writing and Communication for Engineering Students
    Aditi  S.  Risbud1 2.
    1,  Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; 2,  College of Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • 11:30 AM - FFF1.07
    Promoting Undergraduate Success through Structured Graduate Mentorship
    Urusa  Shahriar  Alaan1, Tara  Bozorg-Grayeli1, Colleen  Shang1.
    1,  Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
  • 11:45 AM - FFF1.08
    Materials Science Research to Open Doors for Economically Disadvantaged High School Students: The ACS Project SEED Program at Clark Atlanta University
  • Ishrat  Khan1 2, James  Reed1 2, Myron  Williams1 2, Madge  Willis2.
    1,  Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 2,  Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

FFF2: Raising a New Generation of Materials Scientists
Chair: Eric D. Marshall
Chair: Li (Emily) Liu
Tuesday PM, April 22, 2014
Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2012

  • 1:30 PM - *FFF2.01
    Holistic Approach to Training and Mentoring of Next-Generation Materials Scientists
    Jagdish  Narayan1, Justin  Schwartz1.
    1,  Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  • 2:00 PM - *FFF2.02
    International Exposure and Collaboration as Tools for Education and Career Development
    Enrico  Traversa1.
    1,  , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2:30 PM - BREAK
  • 3:00 PM - *FFF2.03
    Entrepreneurship - The Endless Frontier
    Douglas  Crawford1.
    1,  , QB3, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 3:30 PM - *FFF2.04
    Mentoring for Successful Material Science/Engineering Based Careers beyond Academic Research
    John  Baglin1.
    1,  K10/D1, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, USA.
  • 4:00 PM - FFF2.05
    BREWing Up Ideas for Research-Based MSE Educational Activities
    AnneLynn  Gillian-Daniel1, Benjamin  Taylor1, Nicholas  Abbott1.
    1,  MRSEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  • 4:15 PM - FFF2.06
    Boulder School in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
    Christine  Morrow1, Leo  Radzihovsky1.
    1,  Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
  • 4:30 PM - FFF2.07
    Preparing the Next Generation of Material Scientists
    Clayton  Thurmer1, Lisa  Gallagher1, Barbara  Moskal1.
    1,  Renewable Energy Materials Research Science & Engineering Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA.

Wednesday AM, April 23, 2014

FFF3: Exploring Innovative Educational Paths in MS&E
Chair: Marilyn L. Minus
Chair: Vuk Uskokovic
Wednesday AM, April 23, 2014
Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2012

  • 8:30 AM - *FFF3.01
    Advancing Graduate Education and Research in the Chemical Sciences
    Bassam  Z.  Shakhashiri1.
    1,  Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  • 9:00 AM - *FFF3.02
    The Molecularium® Project - Creating Media for Stealth Education
    Richard  W  Siegel1.
    1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA.
  • 9:30 AM -BREAK
  • 10:00 AM - FFF3.03
    Chemical Reactions as Petite Rendezvous: The Use of Metaphor in Materials Science Education
    Vuk  Uskokovic1.
    1,  Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 10:15 AM - *FFF3.04
    Understanding Nanotechnology Through Material Science
    Cydale  Smith1.
    1,  , 4 SIGHT INC., Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
  • 10:45 AM - FFF3.05
    Evolution of Material Science Content in a NanoScience Technologist Program
    Deb  Newberry1.
    1,  NanoScience, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, Minnesota, USA.
  • 10:45 AM - FFF3.06
    Improving Materials Selection in a Mechanical Engineering Capstone Course
    Bridget  M.  Smyser1.
    1,  Mechanical and Industrial Eng., Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 11:00 AM - FFF3.07
    Ferrofluid for In-Flow Environmental Remediation: A High School Classroom-Compatible Demonstration
    Nitin  Chopra1 2, Kuldeep  Kumar1, Wenwu  Shi1, Niki  Peramsetty3, Sidhanth  Chandra4, Heather  Renz5.
    1,  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; 2,  Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; 3,  , Holy Spirit Catholic High School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; 4,  , Hillcrest High School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; 5,  Department of Education, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.
  • 11:15 AM - FFF3.08
    Thermoelectric Material Synthesis and Characterization in Upper-Level Undergraduate Laboratory Classes
    Mary  Elizabeth  Anderson1.
    1,  Chemistry, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, USA.
  • 11:30 AM - FFF3.09
    Educational Offsprings of the Crystallography Open Database and Their Usage in Interdisciplinary College Education
    Peter  Moeck1, Trevor  Snyder2 1, Werner  Kaminsky3.
    1,  , Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA; 2,  , XEROX, Wilsonville, Oregon, USA; 3,  , University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • 11:45 AM - FFF3.10
    MRS Materials Outreach for Rural Education: Hands-On Science to Excite Young Minds
    Toshia  Wrenn1, Gabriel  LeBlanc1, Sarah  Satterwhite1, Pat  Tellinghuisen1, Sandra  Rosenthal1.
    1,  , Vanderbilt University, LaVergne, Tennessee, USA.
 

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About MRS: Starting with just four symposia in 1983, the MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit has grown to over 50 symposia and over 5,000 attendees. Held annually in San Francisco’s Moscone West convention hall, MRS Spring Meetings are essential events for discovering and presenting the very latest developments in materials research.  www.mrs.org