BBQ Cookout

To kick the summer off, please join MRS for our first grad social of the summer on June 29th! We will be hosting a barbeque cookout at Hessel Park starting at 11am. Food and drinks will be provided, and event registration will be only $5 if you RSVP by end of day on June 15 or $7 afterwards.

Boba and Chill

Come take a break from school and work with MRS! Join MRS for a boba and chill event on the quad next Tuesday evening after Soft Materials Seminar.

**boba not provided! We will walk over to Green St. to buy boba and gather back on the quad, weather permitting.

MRS Chefs It Up!



This March, MRS friends attended a cooking class lead by employees at the ARC Instructional Kitchen and made some delicious sushi rolls!  Thank you to all those who attended, and stay tuned for our April social event.

First Coffee Chat Success!

Thank you to everyone who made it out our first Coffee Chat of the semester and made it such a success! We had a lively conversation about ethics in academia and even got Dr. Sparks up on the whiteboard to answer some interesting conceptual questions.

P.S. – we will be having our 2nd coffee chat on Monday February 26th with Prof. Adrianne Rosales from UT Austin. Read about her work here to prepare for this exciting conversation!

Call for MatSE Engineering Open House Volunteers

For the past 100+ years EOH has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to the University of Illinois and provided a unique outlet for visitors to explore engineering.

We are excited to help some of the MatSE undergraduate students with their engineering open house booths! If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the t-shirt order form. EOH will be April 5th and 6th from 9am-6pm on both days. More information on volunteer sign-ups to come soon, but t-shirt orders should be placed by this Wednesday at 11:59pm.

Chocolate Making

Join us for a February chocolate making event on February 24th. There will be two sessions (1pm-3pm and 3pm-5pm) and space is limited, so sign up now! The link to sign up is here as well as in the QR code of the attached poster! Let us know if you have any questions.

The event location will be shared after sign-ups are completed.


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