Update Jan-26-17: A more indepth article can be found on the KAUST web page - click here.
The meetings of the Materials Research Society (MRS) are among the most popular conferences worldwide with around 6000 participants per conference. Starting in fall 2016, MRS introduced student-led events, which allow students to organize a symposium on any topic relevant to their student colleagues, following a competitive call for proposals. Led by the KAUST-MRS student chapter, a group of KAUST Solar Center (KSC) students prepared a successful proposal under the supervision of the chapter's advisor, Prof. Husam Alshareef, which was selected for the MRS Fall Meeting 2016 in Boston. This event was co-sponsored by the KAUST Solar Center and KAUST Graduate Affairs. Four top-notch speakers agreed to share their experience on topics important for academic life as follows:
- Dr. Kenneth Graham, University of Kentucky: "Writing Scientific Papers."
- Dr. Seth Marder, Georgia Institute of Technology: "How to write effective research proposals and grant applications in science."
- Dr. Bruce Gnade, The University of Texas at Dallas: "How major funding agencies screen proposals."
- Melanie Parker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Academic Resumes, Cover Letters & CV Writing."
All sessions were very well-attended and attracted a broad audience from Ph.D. students to faculty. KSC thanks the students who made this event possible through teamwork and their passion for learning. Those students are
- Guy Olivier (Team Lead)
- Ahmed Esam Mansour
- Maha Alamoudi
- Sana Alshammari
- Rahim Munir
Photo source: Rahim Munir, KSC
From left to right: Maha Alamoudi, Guy Olivier, Prof. Husam Alshareef, Prof. Bruce Gnade, Ahmed Esam Mansour, Lorri Smiley, Rahim Munir.
For further information regarding the MRS student/led event click here.