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Meeting Materials Science & Technology 2016
Symposium Perspectives for Emerging Materials Professionals
Sponsorship
Organizer(s) Rachel Bethancourt, Fitbit
Laura Jean Weidman, Department of Defense
Scope This symposium is specifically geared towards students and early career professionals in materials science and engineering. The goal of this symposium is to provide the opportunity to hear from materials professionals who have taken many different career paths and who will share the narrative of their career, lessons learned, and/or important issues so that early career professionals can make an informed decision about their own career paths.

This annual symposium is interested in providing a wide array of topics of interest to materials professionals including: career perspectives and advice from government labs, academia, and industry; career mobility; entrepreneurship, small business, licensure, and intellectual property; volunteerism, international experiences; continuing materials training and education opportunities; emerging careers and professional development in the new economy; etc. This symposium also seeks to provide a forum for dialogue about job searches, job satisfaction, and technical matters from each of the industrial, academic, and government lab sectors.

One of the objectives of this symposium is to provide a diverse group of speakers and topics for the early career materials demographic. Therefore, in line with previous years' successful symposiums, this symposium will be invited talks only. If you have a topic that you feel would be of interest, we encourage you to please contact the organizers about a potential invited talk. Authors with all levels of education, from all affiliate societies, ranging from those already well-established in their field to those in the early stages of their careers, are strongly encouraged to contact the organizers. We anticipate having multiple keynote talks and the number of talks in this symposium will be limited.
Abstracts Due 03/31/2016
Proceedings Plan Definite: MS&T all conference proceedings CD
PRESENTATIONS APPROVED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE

Advice for Professional Engineering (PE) Licensure for Emerging Professionals
Capitalizing on Success: How to Reclaim the Direction of Your Education and Career at the Undergraduate Level
Career Strategic Planning, ASM, and Additive Manufacturing
Engineering Survivor: Perspectives on Mid-career Job Moves, Layoffs, and Corporate Structure Changes
How to Aim at a Career as a Leader in Industry and End up as a Happy Professor
Nanotechnology: Societal Impact and Policy Perspectives
Navigating the Professional World as a Materials Engineer
Preparing for a Career in Materials Research


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