Graduate Student Committee (GSC) is a closed group of students (two members per class) who act as liaisons between the students and the department administration. Their main function is to provide a safe, positive, and fulfilling environment for students. They often work behind the scenes to enhance the department by creating programs or events.
CEMS Women's Group is a collaborative effort by CEMS women and non-binary folks to advance gender equity within our department through cooperative relationships and build connections with professional women and non-binary folks in science and engineering who are currently working in industry, academia, government agencies, or national labs. Events include guest speakers, group discussions, and outreach opportunities. We seek new leadership at the end of each school year, and we actively encourage female and non-binary graduate students and postdocs to engage in and lead Women's Group events throughout the year.
The UMN Chapter of the Materials Research Society (MRS) furthers graduate-level materials research in CEMS. In particular, MRS actively collaborates with CEMS Women's Group to coordinate events and programs surrounding professional development and networking. In particular, these include the first year advisor selection panel, second year orals panel, career workshops, and more. MRS is open to all students interested in materials research regardless of major or National MRS membership.