Learn, Interact, and Connect at AMC
The Advanced Materials Characterization (AMC) Workshop is coming up soon: June 5 and 6, 2018 — and this year promises to be the best yet. We caught up with fourth year Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. candidate Pralav Shetty, who attended the workshop previously, on why he thought it has helped in his research career.
Pralav Shetty shares:
I attended the AMC Workshop as a first year graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering. AMC is a two-day workshop appropriate for attendees working in STEM or related fields with novice to advanced experience in materials characterization. As a novice in the field, this workshop was an enlightening, and fun experience for me. If I could sum up my experience in three words, it would be: Learn, Interact, and Connect.
First: Learn. Scientists from industry and MRL give thorough talks on a range of characterization techniques from electron microscopy to X-ray diffraction, and optical methods. Once the audience is equipped with this knowledge, several opportunities are provided to Interact with cutting-edge characterization equipment. And finally, the spirit of this workshop is lighthearted and collaborative, as it provides several opportunities to Connect with peers and professionals from industry and academia during programmed breaks and information sessions.
My advice to first time attendees would be to come expectant to learn about materials characterization techniques, interact with characterization equipment, and connect with a diverse set of professionals. In my experience, attending AMC has been valuable to my transition into the engineering program, and my future career in materials research. I strongly recommend this conference to anyone looking to learn more about materials characterization, or to build meaningful connections in the scientific community.
Have your own AMC experience.
You can register for AMC here: http://amc.mrl.illinois.edu/registration/