Forums

Materials for Sustainability

Synopsis:

~ To be posted soon ~

Chair

Alexander J.B. ZEHNDER
Chair, Sustainable Earth Office,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Why so few Women in Science, Engineering & Technology?

Synopsis:

The number of women in science and engineering classes and workplaces is growing, yet men continue to outnumber women, and continue to dominate senior positions. Many argue it’s a pipeline issue – that if we can interest more young girls in STEM subjects, the issue will resolve itself over time? But how can you be what you can’t see?

Others contend that women are choosing to forgo careers in STEM to attain better work-family balance? Increasingly, however, studies indicate that bias, not pipeline issues or personal choices, is pushing women out of science – and that this can be complicated even further depending on a woman’s race or ethnicity. How do we begin to close the gender gap and inspire the next generation of female innovators and leaders? Can we afford to wait?

This forum will feature successful female scientists and engineers who will share their experiences, as well as discuss what they are doing to “shift and lift” the participation of women in STEM to deliver better science and innovation through gender diversity and inclusive engagement.

Chair

Zee UPTON
Executive Director (Covering),
Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR, Singapore

Young Researcher Forum

Synopsis:

~ To be posted soon ~

Chair

Evan L. WILLIAMS
Deputy Dept Head, Electronic Materials
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, Singapore

Editors Forum

Speakers:

 

  • Rosamund DAW
    Senior Editor, Physical Sciences,
    Nature Journal
  • Sam KELTIE
    Executive Editor, Materials & Nanoscience Journals,
    Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Prashant V. KAMAT
    Editor-in-Chief,
    ACS Energy Letters
  • Christopher SCHUH
    Coordinating Editor,
    Acta Materialia Journal
  • Rachel WON
    International Editor
    Nature Photonics

Chair

Andrew WEE
Vice President (University and Global Relations)
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Organizer Contact

Materials Research Society of Singapore
c/o School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
BLK N4.1 Level 1 Room N4.1-01-27
Singapore 639798
Email: info@mrs.org.sg
Website: http://www.mrs.org.sg

Conference Secretariat

INMEET CMS PTE LTD
Towner Post Office
PO Box 189
Singapore 913227
Tel: +65 6900 7183
Email: icmat2019@inmeetcms.com
Website: http://www.inmeetcms.com