By Amanda Engen
The CGIF is proud to partner with the PCSA to bring a new program focused on professional development and career exploration named IGNITE MSE (International Gathering and Networking for Individuals to Explore Materials Science and Engineering). IGNITE MSE will debut at MS&T 2023 and will feature (1) a professional development symposium and (2) a poster session. We are currently welcoming submissions to the poster session focused on the broader impacts of science with abstracts due on April 3, 2023.
Read more about the Professional Development Symposium and the Broader Impacts Poster Session below.
Scope of the MS&T 2023 Professional Development Symposium:
This symposium is designed to provide students and early career professionals with the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to succeed in their careers. By bringing together experts from both academia and industry, this symposium offers a unique opportunity for participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of the field and the diverse career paths available to them. The symposium will include invited speakers, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities, providing participants with a chance to learn from experienced professionals and connect with their peers.
Invited speakers only.
Call for Broader Impacts of Science Posters:
In addition to the symposium, we will also be introducing a new poster session, open to all. This poster session is focused on the broader impacts of science and is currently accepting submissions from researchers who are dedicated to making science more accessible, inclusive, and beneficial to society. The session welcomes work that explores ethical and social implications of scientific advancements, engages with underrepresented communities, and implements education and outreach initiatives.
By participating in this poster session, researchers will have the opportunity to share their work with a diverse audience and receive feedback from experts in the field. The session encourages all participants to think beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and promote a more holistic approach to scientific inquiry. Contributions can help make science more relevant, understandable, and engaging to the general public, leading to a positive impact on society and encouraging the next generation of materials scientists.
Poster session open to all.