Event Date: February 29, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET, Check your time zone!

Platform: Zoom

Pre-Registration Required by February 27, 2024

Sally McArthur served as the 2023 AVS Trustee Chair and is regularly invited to 'get judgy' by serving on awards, grants, and other panels. In this webinar she will take attendees through how to select nominees, nominators, and build a great application for the AVS awards and other similar career/service achievement awards that are available across the globe. 

Julia Fulghum has previously served on the AVS Trustees and spends a lot of her time working on equitable approaches to hiring and evaluation. Following Sally’s presentation, Julia will discuss how to craft effective letters of recommendation that consider both the type of award and the candidate's accomplishments.

Who Should Attend

This session is intended for persons at all levels of careers who are interested in preparing awards packages, knowing about general award nomination processes, and writing nomination letters.


Sally McArthur
Director, Institute for Frontier Materials
Deakin University

Julia Fulghum
Director of ADVANCE
University of New Mexico

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Please e-mail e-Talk suggestions to Matthew Jordan, AVS e-Talk Chair, matt_jordan@avs.org.

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Platform: Zoom

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Town & Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center
San Diego, CA
May 19-24, 2024

The International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) will host a series of Short Course Modules following four (4) tracks. The modules will be in two (2) hour increments.
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Track 2 (T2) – Growth of Thin Films
Track 3 (T3) – Control of Film Properties
Track 4 (T4) – Characterization of Thin Films

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If you are interested in seeing an AVS Short Course offered in 2024 please complete the AVS Courses by Request form. (Recommended for individual training)

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Sergei Kalinin
Date: March 28, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET