As I woke up today, the day after the MRS Fall 2023, I felt a sense of sadness that I don't have to get ready today and grab my coffee to go to the Hynes convention center to listen to some of the most influential people in the materials field. MRS meetings, though established as one of the most renowned conferences in the materials field, is not just a conference, its a family, a family that takes care of each other and supports them in their endeavors.
On the day0/ day1 of the conference, I felt this sense of happiness and excitement among the fellow materials researchers, connecting with their previous colleagues and mentors and mentees. This goes on to show how tightly our community is connected and how just saying 'hi' to someone unknown at MRS could go a long way and potentially branch out to connect you to your next opportunity!
As the first time attendee of the conference, connecting with people who hold a career trajectory closer to what I project mine, it was exciting to see how my future is going to look like. The large scale conferences like MRS Fall Meeting are not only great for intellectual simulation but also are a great place of networking and finding that motivation to not get twisted in the current day-to-day affairs and seek the big picture in our own lives.
With that, I will try to share some more tips and tricks for the future attendees in some coming days. For everyone who made this MRS Fall special, thank you!