It’s game night! MRS is hosting a pre-holiday get-together with food, drink, and plenty of games!
Bring your favorite board game, card game, or video game console and indulge in merriment with old friends and new friends! We’ll be providing the drinks, you bring some of your favorite snacks and foods to share.
See you there!
Join us as we take a break from the first day of classes for the first MRS event of the academic year! There will be free food, fun, and first-years! Burgers, buns, and beautiful weather! And probably other alliterations.
Monday Sept. 22nd
Terman Fountain Area
The Art of Science Competition celebrates the aesthetics of research and explores the interconnected nature of science and art. Last year, we received over 100 submissions, representing more than 20 different departments across the University, ranging from Materials Science to Neuroscience, Geology to Stem Cell Biology, and Psychology to Aeronautics. Join the tradition!
An exhibition showcasing the best submissions will take place on Friday, May 23 from 4-6pm in the Packard Bldg Atrium. The competition will be judged by a distinguished panel, including an artist from the Exploratorium and a curator from the Cantor Arts Center. Cash prizes will be awarded at 5:30pm, and light refreshments will be served.
Submit Here! or right below!
All members of the Stanford community are invited to submit, and multiple submissions are allowed. The focus of this competition is art, and thus the aesthetic rather than scientific quality of the image is key. Creativity and uniqueness will be considered favorably. Images produced in the process of performing research, such as photographs, micrographs, and simulation results, as well as art inspired by science, are gladly accepted. Lastly, think outside the box – last year we received a number of amazing paintings, mixed media and audio/visual works. All submissions should be made through the link above.
Check out the AoS tab to see past submissions and details!
Learn about Engineering & Scientific Consulting!
PhD Careers Seminar sponsored by MRS and Exponent<http://www.exponent.com/>
Meet with Exponent consultants, including a recent Stanford alum and the Director of the Materials & Corrosion Engineering Practice. Dinner will be provided!
Tuesday, February 25th at 5:00-6:00 pm in McCullough, Room 115
Brad James, Ph.D., P.E., FASM, Principal Engineer, Practice Director, Materials & Corrosion Engineering
Dory Kramer, Ph.D., Associate
Ronalee Lo Mann, Ph.D., P.E., Managing Engineer
David Schoen, Ph.D., Associate, Stanford alum
Discover a non-academic career that will allow you to take full advantage of your engineering, scientific, and analytical background. Exponent is an engineering and scientific consulting firm that hires doctoral students in materials science, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and many other technical disciplines. At Exponent you will have the opportunity to advance your technical and professional skill set while working in a multi-disciplinary setting with hundreds of fellow scientists and engineers to solve challenging problems. At this seminar, Exponent consultants will present examples of real cases, talk about working as a consultant, and discuss how your background can fit into this exciting world.
Stanford Materials Research Society
Chandrasekhar ‘Spike’ Narayan
Director, Science and Technology
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Learn about research and career opportunities at IBM
Food will be provided
This will be an informal event that covers the myriad research projects taking place at IBM’s research centers, employment opportunities – postdocs, internships, and full time positions – as well as a personal account of a career trajectory from research scientist to director. There will be plenty of time for questions and networking. Dinner will be provided.
Our first wine cheese and chocolate mixer was a great success! Look forward to future themed mixers!
We invite you to attend a mixer event this Friday (10/4) at 4:15pm on the patio outside of McCullough.
Join your fellow materials science enthusiasts to welcome the new students and celebrate the start of the new year!
Hope to see you there!
Stanford’s MRS chapter is planning a company visit to bay area company Solar Junction. As you may know, Solar Junction is a concentrated PV company that was founded out of Stanford a few years ago and has since set the world standard for the highest efficiency solar cells. We’re planning a visit to their location in San Jose on Wednesday, May 8th in the late afternoon (~4pm).
In order to plan this trip, we need to get an accurate sense of who is interested in going. Spaces for this trip may be very limited, so please respond accurately! If you’re interested, please fill out the two-question survey below!