About MRS

If you wish to contact MRS, please email an E-board member and/or the MRS email mrsatUIUC@gmail.com.

MRS (Materials Research Society) is the premier graduate student organization for the department of Materials Science and Engineering. Our core value is that success comes from a collaborative and supportive network—a sentiment shared by professors and students alike in our department. Our mission is to build and sustain the vibrant MatSE community at UIUC/

Throughout the year, we organize all sorts of social activities, such as our Halloween party, Thanksgiving Potluck, trivia nights, karaoke, BBQ/pool parties, and more! We also have hosted recreational activities including organized hiking trips, intramural sports, broomball, and paintball. Our professional events have included industry and national lab information sessions (Intel, LAM Research, Sandia National Laboratory, etc.), as well as professional development luncheons, coffee chats with professors, and visits to Argonne National Lab.