Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast

7:00 AM–8:30 AM Nov 29, 2017

Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Liberty ABC


Linda S. Sapochak, National Science Foundation
Life in Science—Joys, Frustrations and Strategies

This presentation will provide a frank perspective regarding the joys, frustrations and strategies of a life in science.

This event required advanced registration and is now full.

About Linda S. Sapochak

Linda S. Sapochak is currently the Division Director for the Division of Materials Research (DMR) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She has worked in DMR since 2008 as Program Director for the Solid State and Materials Chemistry Program (five years) and for the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Program in 2014. She has also managed projects under the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation: Green Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Energy Pathways, and I-Corps.  Prior to her position at NSF, she was an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She later accepted a position at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory in the Energy and Efficiency Division to develop organic and inorganic electronic materials for solid-state lighting applications. Sapochak has over 50 scientific publications and 16 patents.