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February 2017

Student and post-doc reporters and bloggers—Application deadline: March 17, 2017

Graduate students and post-docs who are interested in contributing to the Meeting Scene® newsletter and the Meeting Blog for the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting are encouraged to apply. Reporters will be required to attend talks in a variety of symposia and write brief summaries of four talks each day; bloggers will be required to post at least five items per day and also tweet about their experiences at the meeting. For completing these daily assignments, reporters and bloggers will receive reimbursement up to the student registration rate and a $50 stipend.

To apply, please send an email by March 17, 2017 to [email protected] stating your qualifications and your reasons for wanting to report or blog for us. We need only four reporters and four bloggers, so we will not be able to accept everyone who applies. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Special Message

The 2016 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston came to a successful conclusion on Friday, December 2, with over 6000 attendees and over 245 exhibitors. Our congratulations go to Meeting Chairs Bernard Bewlay, Silvija Gradečak, Sarah Heilshorn, Ralph Spolenak, and T. Venky Venkatesan for putting together an excellent technical program along with various special events. MRS would also like to thank all the Symposium Organizers, Session Chairs, and Symposium Assistants for their part in the success of this meeting.

Contributors to news on the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting include Meeting Scene reporters Xiwen Gong, Don Monroe, Aditi Risbud, Arthur L. Robinson, Armin VahidMohammadi, Vineet Venugopal, and Yuanyuan Zhu, with additional contributions from Omar Zahr; photographers Andrea Pekelnicky and Rebecca Tokarczyk; Joe Yzquierdo, newsletter production; and Bloggers Li Cai, Amrita Kaurwar, and Humaira Taz, with additional blog contributions from Ela Calinao Correa and Keroles B. Riad.

Thank you for subscribing to the Meeting Scene e-mails from the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting. We hope you enjoyed reading them. We welcome your comments and feedback.