2014 MRS Fall Meeting

Sunday, November 30, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
Boston, MA

Conference Website


Symposia of particular interest to NISE Network members may include:

  • Symposium FF: Materials as Tools for Sustainability 
  • Symposium AAA: Undergraduate Research in Materials Science-Impacts and Benefits


Symposium FF: Materials as Tools for Sustainability 

The 2014 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, planned for November 30 - December 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, includes a Sustainability Symposium that focuses on topics of interest in education and social implications (see below)—Symposium FF: Materials as Tools for Sustainability. We hope you will consider participating in some capacity as we work to bring together various professional communities to network and share their research in this all-encompassing topic.

If, after reading the description of the symposium, you have any questions or suggestions regarding topics, ancillary events, panel sessions or invited speakers, please contact one of the symposium organizers (listed at the bottom of the webpage).

Session topics will include:

  • Materials for sustainable technologies
  • Minimizing impact on human health and environment
  • Materials for reducing carbon emissions
  • Materials sustainability and energy
  • Materials and water sustainability
  • Availability and supply chain of raw materials
  • Materials life cycle analysis, recycling, repurposing, and reuse of materials
  • Design and manufacture of materials for transportation
  • Buildings and physical infrastructure materials
  • Indigenous and native materials, and consumer culture​s​ for sustainability
  • Teaching Sustainability: tools, techniques, and collaborations

A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned. Further information will be included in the MRS Program that will be available online in September.

For further information on the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, visit www.mrs.org/fall2014. To receive e-mail updates on upcoming meetings and workshops from the Materials Research Society sign up here. Additional information is also available from MRS Member Services by phone at 724-779-3003, by fax at 724-779-8313 or by e-mail at info@mrs.org.


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

  • TBD

Professional Development


    Learn the techniques required to take any story—a news story, journalistic article, blog entry or profile of a scientist—to the next level with the MRS Science Writing Workshop!

    You are invited to attend this free, one-day writing workshop, which will be held on Sunday, November 30, in parallel with the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston*.

    The workshop will offer tips, opportunities, challenges and guidelines to help you create a high-grade, engaging science article. By exploring various categories of journalistic science writing, you will learn writing strategies that enhance the art of storytelling. The workshop will also demonstrate questioning techniques, strategies and technical tools that improve interviewing skills.

    The Science Writing Workshop is limited to 15 participants, and applications are accepted until September 17, 2014.

    *Please note: You do not need to be registered for the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting to attend the Science Writing Workshop.

    Visit www.mrs.org/science-writing-workshops for workshop outline, application forms, and the most up-to-date information.

Education Sessions

  • TBD

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