Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Materials Research Society adjusts plans regarding the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting. MRS Bulletin interviews IBM T.J. Watson Research Center researcher Matt Copel, president of the Materials Research Society, about this situation. Read the interview here.
After thoughtful deliberations, the Materials Research Society (MRS) leadership has made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting scheduled for April 13-17, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Society believes this is the responsible thing to do in light of the challenges introduced by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of MRS members, attendees, staff, and community is the top priority of MRS, making it inadvisable for the materials research community to gather for the traditional MRS Spring Meeting.
MRS is committed to working with the Meeting Chairs, organizers, authors, exhibitors, and sponsors to re-schedule, as practical, programming to an upcoming event.
Student and post-doc reporters and bloggers for the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting—Applications now being accepted
Graduate students and post-docs who are interested in contributing to the Meeting Scene® newsletter and the Meeting Blog for the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting are encouraged to apply. Reporters will be required to attend talks in a variety of symposia and write brief summaries (100-250 words) 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.