Unconscious bias (or implicit bias) refers to unconscious beliefs or stereotypes that influence our actions and decisions when interacting with other people. Participants will learn the concept of unconscious bias, examine resources on how to identify their own biases, raise awareness of how unconscious biases work and how they can influence interactions in the workplace.Speaker(s):
Let’s face it- impostor syndrome is terrible. It makes us believe that we unworthy and frauds. It tricks us into minimizing our contributions and value. More critically, impostor syndrome insidiously robs us of future prosperity as it convinces us we do not belong and should not pursue opportunities to advance our career, launch and facilitate exciting new collaborations, and be more innovative, inventive, agile, and novel in our problem-solving. Consequently, impostor syndrome negatively impacts not only our own potential, but that of the greater STEM community. Let’s knock this out of our brains for good! In this webinar, you will learn strategies and tactics to rid this from your brilliant mind and how to navigate it and stamp it out if it creeps into every day scenarios. Banish Impostor Syndrome for good!Speaker(s):
I've Done My Research, Now What?
Whether you are a student preparing to publish your first paper, an early-career researcher hoping to polish your publishing skills, or if you just have questions about the publishing process, then this interactive "how to" session is for you. Learn the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from MRS journal Editors-in-Chief and other respected scientific journal professionals. Not only are they leading researchers in their field, but they share a dedication to high-quality content, editorial integrity and scientific scholarship.
With the technical advances in transmission electron microscopy (TEM), liquid phase TEM is transforming our ability to characterize materials and revolutionizing our understanding of many fundamental processes in materials science and other fields. The September, 2020 issue of MRS Bulletin will examine the role of liquid cell electron microscopy in accelerating materials and process discovery, with a great impact on science and technology.
This webinar will expand upon and complement the articles in this MRS Bulletin issue with talks from leading experts in the field. An interactive Q&A session will follow each of the talks.
The "life cycle" of nanocrystals observed by liquid-cell TEM
Qian Chen, University of Illinois
Talk begins at 11:15
In situ Electrochemical Scanning/Transmission Electron Microscopy
Raymond Unocic, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Talk begins at 38:22
Chemical & Physical Transformations of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials Observed by Liquid Phase TEM
Nathan Gianneschi, Northwestern University
Talk begins at 1:10:05
Sponsored by American Elements
In this webinar, we discuss leveraging virtual platforms to execute an interviewing plan that will help you land that dream job. We look at what you should be doing before, during, and after the interview, how to adjust different elements of a virtual experience (such as light and sound), and how to look professional on camera. We also go over how to deliver an oral presentation—such as a job talk or a colloquium—using virtual methods to indicate your knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm, and collaborative nature.
This webinar was presented by Alaina Levine, President of Quantum Success Solutions.
This webinar was presented in conjunction with the August, 2020 Journal of Materials Research Focus Issue on this topic, and it featured four talks from experts in the field, followed by live Q&A sessions with each.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology, not only because it enables the production of components with complex geometries, but also because it provides unique opportunities for microstructure control and materials design. In contrast to conventional manufacturing technologies,such as casting, forging, and hot rolling, AM offers additional degrees of freedom to “architect” the material microstructure across many length scales. Owing to this unique capability, both beam-based processes—such as power bed fusion (PBF) and directed energy deposition (DED)—as well as non-beam-based processes—such as cold spray, additive friction stir deposition, and ultrasonic additive manufacturing—unlock new opportunities for tailoring mechanical and functional properties of metals and alloys.
In this webinar and associated JMR Focus Issue, we highlight research on the microstructures resulting from different AM processes and their impact on the mechanical and physical properties of metallic materials. The issue includes both experimental and modeling works focusing on different materials systems, such as steels, aluminum-,titanium-, and nickel-base alloys, refractory metals, and high entropy alloys. We have also captured a portion of the broad spectrum of research in AM, from finite element simulations and topology optimization to microstructure characterization and mechanical testing. Many new tools, such as machine learning methods, have become powerful for AM.
Microstructure and Texture in Metals Additive Manufacturing
Anthony Rollett, Carnegie Mellon University
Talk begins at 8:56
Materials and manufacturing renaissance: Additive manufacturing of high-entropy alloys
Atieh Moridi, Cornell University
Talk begins at 27:38
Heterogeneous microstructures and mechanical behavior of additively manufactured copper matrix composite
Qiang Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Talk begins at 50:24
Investigation of Process-Induced Defects in Additively Built Lattice Materials:
Material Microstructure and Morphological Variations
Damiano Pasini, McGill University
Talk begins at 1:17:42
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Crises can happen at any time to anyone, and can affect many aspects of your career advancement plans. Crises can also derail our goals and projects, cost us precious resources to do our jobs, and can even lead to job loss. To help mitigate how a crisis affects your professional goals, it’s a good idea to build and execute a strong, customized crisis management plan for your career. This plan can help you identify and potentially mitigate points of risk that could negatively impact your career in a crisis. It will create a cushion, so that when there is a crisis, you have a logical strategy already in place that will help you get back to where you need to be. In this webinar, we will address how to develop this “insurance” plan, using fundamentals from the field of crisis management itself. You will emerge with tools, tactics, and the ability to construct, test, fine tune, and implement your own career crisis management plan.
Anyone writing or editing abstracts knows that there is an art to conveying complex ideas and data in an approachable way. Whether it's for a scientific paper, an oral presentation, or the front page of your lab's website, the process of writing and rewriting an abstract and developing concise title takes experience and practice. Join MRS and a panel of editors from symposium organizers and scientific journals for a webinar on the abstract writing process.
After the webinar, attendees were encouraged to sign up for a one-on-one session with editors and authors to receive specific feedback on your abstract and title. Here they learned more ways to make their work approachable to broad audiences and methods for making their research stand out.
Whether you're new to abstract writing, or already mentoring students on their own, this webinar and workshop series provide examples and tips you can use in your own writing or editing responsibilities.Host(s):
A growing realization that the next generation of neuromorphic computing must more effectively emulate, not just stimulate, neural functions has led to a surge in research activity to discover and revisit materials systems that efficiently implement various neural functions. The August, 2020 issue of MRS Bulletin considers multiple avenues by which neural processes have been pursued in the past decades, and future opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the field of organic neuromorphic devices.
This webinar expands upon and complement the articles in this MRS Bulletin issue with talks from leading experts in the field. An interactive Q&A session follows each of the talks.
Sponsored by American Elements
Synthetic biology has already revolutionized numerous fields through the creation of synthetic structures that mimic almost every aspect of nature. In particular, at the intersection of synthetic biology and biomaterials, researchers have been developing innovative approaches to improve sustainable manufacturing, detection, disease prevention, and therapy. This webinar highlights such advances by four distinguished scientists developing synthetic platelets for hemorrhage control, transfusion medicine and wound healing applications as well as harnessing the synthetic potential of microbes to orchestrate the assembly of complex materials for textiles, bioremediation, therapeutic probiotics, and so much more! We invite you to view this unique webinar at the intersection of synthetic biology and biomaterials science and see what the future of synthetic biology holds for improving medicine and manufacturing.
The webinar features four talks from leaders in the field, and an interactive Q&A session was held with each speaker.