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Meeting 2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Moving Forward from a Pandemic: How the Field of Materials Science Has Adapted (2022 Student-led Symposium)
Organizer(s) Gianmarco Sahragard-Monfared, University of California, Davis
Christine Smudde, Univeristy of California, Davis
Jared Stimac
Mingwei Zhang, University of California, Davis
Scope COVID-19 has unleashed a myriad of constraints in many sectors of the global community. Industry and academia, by necessity, have fostered innovative methods to address and overcome the unprecedented circumstances brought on by the pandemic. In the field of materials science, specifically, many of these adaptations, such as virus-related detection, protection, and prevention have been addressed. Presentations in this symposium will highlight the various ways in which materials scientists have transcended recent challenges in their field and professional lives. Presentations will also focus on ideas for companies and universities to better prepare themselves for similar circumstances in the future. Speakers will include industry leaders and professionals in academia and national laboratories faced with important pandemic-related decisions.

Solicited topics:
1. Development of new and adaptation of current technologies in materials research to address pandemic issues
2. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on policy and funding for materials research
3. Effective solutions to challenges for working during the pandemic such as: virtual networking and hiring, team collaborations and online workshops, and establishing a productive and safe teaching environment
4. Looking to the future: Approaches to crisis preparedness and designs to ease the transition to a post pandemic normal
5. Effective management and leadership during uncertain times

Abstracts Due 07/19/2021
Proceedings Plan Planned:

Challenges and Solutions Associated with Publishing During a Global Pandemic
Conducting Materials Research During and After a Global Pandemic
Copper Ion Release in Copper-based Alloys: Implications on the Transmission of Coronaviruses Originating from Human Contact with Fomite Surfaces
COVID-19 Impacts on Policy and Funding in Materials Engineering - A Perspective from the National Science Foundation
Engineering Education During and Post Pandemic
How CHESS Responded to the Corona Virus Pandemic
Improvements to the Nanoindentation Technique and Its Use to Measure the Properties of Microfibers
Learning from the Pandemic
Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic Regarding Antimicrobial Copper-based or Copper-containing Materials/Surfaces
Maintaining a Productive Electron Microscopy Facility in the Face of COVID-19
Materials Science at the Molecular Foundry - Adaptation and Innovation During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Materials Science During a Pandemic: A National Lab Perspective
Navigating and Adapting User Facilities through Challenging Times
Supporting Educators through Software During Remote Teaching
Supporting Students in a Turbulent Time: Lessons Learned
Survey Results from the TMS Education Committee: Changes in Education due to Covid-19
The Interrupted University: Lessons from Engineering Design in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic
When the World Went Remote: Adapting to Crisis and Creating Positive Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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