The Materials Research Society (MRS) local chapter at Iowa State is excited to announce a day-long symposium on rare earth metals. Invited speakers will cover economics, research and applications of rare earth metals.

There is no cost to register, and lunch will be provided to all participants. Registration will be open until April 1. For more information and to register, please visit the MRS chapter website at

Mark Smith from Molycorp will be giving the keynote address. Speakers from Arnold Magnetic Technologies, Etrema Products and GM will also give invited talks.

ISU graduate students are encouraged to participate in the student poster session in the afternoon. We welcome any technical posters on student research relating to scientific or economic aspects of materials science. Poster topics do not need to relate to rare earth materials, and we welcome previously presented posters. An award for the best poster will be presented.

The MRS local chapter Spring Symposium is sponsored by the Materials Research Society with support from the department of materials science and engineering, the department of chemistry, the department of physics, the MBA program and the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.


  • Occurred Thursday, April 7th, 2011 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CST


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