A century after A.A. Griffith’s seminal contribution trying to explain the fracture strength of brittle materials, our understanding of the fracture and failure of materials has come a long way. Much progress has been achieved in understanding brittle and ductile failure, especially at smaller and smaller length scales. This has contributed much towards designing materials for engineering applications to avoid such failures. The articles in the August 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin cover various aspects of understanding fracture and failure at micro- and nanostructural scales as well as in specific material systems. The talks in this webinar highlight some of these aspects, complementing the MRS Bulletin articles.
The field of biomaterials is an exciting one that has been growing substantially, especially in the last few years. Biomaterials are used in various applications, including for medical devices, implants, and biosensors which deliver therapeutic intervention and medicines, and monitor essential health systems in and on the body. Made from different types of materials including living cells and tissue, biomaterials, together with other soft materials, presents a universe of thrilling possibilities for scientists and engineers to tackle some of the most significant grand challenges in society today. As such, there are many opportunities to contribute to this field across sectors, including industry, academia, and government. In this session, we will discuss the different aspects of this discipline, how it is moving forward, and where the opportunities lie for talented and enthusiastic materials scientists and engineers who wish to engage this frontier field.
Co-presented with SFB, The Society for Biomaterials
Networking is everything in science: it is the avenue to creativity, collaboration, and continuity of our causes. In this webinar, we will address how to leverage your networks to build and nurture real, win-win alliances. Discover techniques and scripts for what to say to new people you engage to craft and transition the relationships into partnerships.
Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the October, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.
Understanding the environment around us is essential to navigate the workplace. Social awareness allows us to understand others and empathize, ultimately providing us with the ability to connect and create stronger relationships for greater team and organizational success. In this session, we will explore the what, why, and how of social awareness.
Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the November, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.
We all need to build relationships with others. This session focuses on how integrating the competencies of self-awareness, self-management and social awareness build and sustains effective relationships. In this session, we will integrate all of the emotional and social competencies and discuss how to communicate more effectively, better manage conflict, and collaborate for success.