We are proud to announce the Materials Research Outreach Program (MROP 2010) Symposium will be held February 3-5, 2010 at the UCSB Corwin Pavilion. As in past years, it will comprise two consecutive programs. The Macromolecular Outreach Program (MOP) Symposium, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday morning, will focus on research efforts concerned with the science and engineering of organic-based macromolecules and polymers. The Inorganic Materials Program Symposium will be held on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. The overall program is designed to stimulate collaborative research between faculty groups at UCSB and industry scientists and engineers under the auspices of our Materials Research Laboratory, a Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers funded by the National Science Foundation. Several UC-industry joint research efforts have been initiated as a result of this Program. As befits the interdisciplinary nature of this effort, our participating faculty represent a number of departments (e.g. Materials, Biomolecular Science & Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering and Physics) and many have joint appointments in more than one department.
The DEADLINE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS is January 15, 2010. We have set aside a number of rooms at the Harbor View Inn, 28 W. Cabrillo Blvd. in downtown Santa Barbara for participants in the symposium. Please note: The special rate is based on single occupancy. Please phone for reservations at (800) 755-0222 and ask for Sylvie in Group Sales as soon as possible to reserve a room at the special rate - space is limited. Tell them that you are with the "UCSB MROP 2010". In any case, please put these dates (February 3-5, 2010) on your calendar.