MRS University Chapters were asked to answer the question “What is your community doing to create a more sustainable future?” by submitting a poster highlighting materials-related sustainable activities in their local communities and to promote interactions with society. MRS members voted for their favorite poster.
María Eugenia Pérez Barthaburu’s group from the MRS Chapter in Uruguay received first place.
1st Place: Maia Mombrú, I. Galain, G. Azcune, R. Keuchkerián, M. Pérez Barthaburu of Universidad de la República for Uruguay: a sustainable energy country for everyone.
2nd Place: Tyler Boquet-Caron, Shelby Boydb, Julian Brodie, Alexandria Cruz, Andrew Squires, Ruocun Wang, Veronica Augustynb of North Carolina State University—Raleigh for Building the SciBridge between Africa and the U.S.
3rd Place: Hsin-An Chen, Yi-Rung Lin of National Taiwan University for Anti-corrosion layer of graphene for volcanic-hosted geothermal developing in Taiwan.
Honorable Mentions: Jasmin Smajic, Nitinkumar Batra and Bilal Ahmed of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for Sustainability in KAUST Community and Cassie Marker, Nathan Martin, Jared Carter, Lakshmy Pulickal of The Pennsylvania State University for Sustainability. Putting a Green Fingerprint in Your Backyard