This event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and anyone else interested in soft matter, from anywhere. Click here to register!

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) of Princeton University and the University of Delaware are hosting a one-day symposium to promote early-career researchers in the field of Soft Matter, with a focus on those from under-represented groups.

Organized by: Sujit Datta, Thomas Epps, LaShanda Korley, Rodney Priestley, Howard Stone.
Supported by: Princeton DFR, PRISM, MAE, CBE, SEAS, DOF, Graduate School; NSF MRSEC 2011750 (PCCM) and 2011824 (CHARM).



Agenda. This virtual event will be on Friday, October 23, 2020 and will feature presentations from those selected, keynote lectures by Paula Hammond (MIT) and Joseph DeSimone (Carbon Inc/Stanford), professional development activities, and an introduction to the field for undergraduates. All times are Eastern Time.
8:45-9 AM: Opening remarks
9-9:40 AM: Keynote lecture by Paula Hammond (MIT)
9:40-10 AM: A general introduction to soft matter
10 AM-12 PM: Talks from selected speakers on biological soft matter 12-12:40 PM: Keynote lecture by Joseph DeSimone (Carbon Inc/Stanford)
12:40-1 PM: Break
1-2:30 PM: Talks from selected speakers on polymeric soft matter 2:30-4:15 PM: Talks from selected speakers on colloids, grains, and soft mechanics 4:15-5 PM: Parallel breakout sessions for
  • Undergraduates interested in academia
  • Graduate students interested in academia
  • Postdocs interested in academia
  • Those interested in industry/entrepreneurship.
To register, click here.