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GRC Connects: Granular Matter

Navigating challenges and community collaboration during COVID-19

September 1, 2020
12PM - 1:30PM EST



Event Description

Granular matter research is often done in small groups in laboratories and on computers, but also greatly benefits from multi-person collaboration, community input and global interactive mentoring.  To help support our community in the middle of COVID-19, we invite you to join us in this newly-developed GRC Connects event.  This event will focus on three topics:

1. Navigating challenges to scientific work, work-life balance, etc. during COVID-19

2. Mentoring during COVID-19

3. Improving community connection and inclusivity particularly in the context of COVID-19 and recent large-scale social movements. 

We'll begin with a panel discussion, followed by Q&A and conclude with round table discussions on specific topics.  We aim for a lively discussion of these topics as well as suggestions for future GRC Connects events.  Please contact event organizers directly (at ) if you would like to volunteer to help lead a discussion table and/or suggest a topic or topics.  

Granular Matter GRC Vice Chairs

Kimberly HillUniversity of Minnesota

Joshua A. DijksmanWageningen University 

Granular Matter GRS Chairs

Jennifer M. RieserGeorgia Institute of Technology

Ishan SrivastavaLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Melany HuntCalifornia Institute of Technology

Karen Daniels, North Carolina State University

Ken KamrinMassachusetts Institute of Technology

Jie RenMerck USA

Prabhu Nott, Indian Institute of Science



11:45am - 12:00pm    Event Arrival and Networking

12:00pm - 1:00pm      Panel & Discussion

1:00pm - 1:30pm         Breakout Groups

1:30pm                              Closing Remarks

Open Networking will be available until the event closes at 1:45pm.


GRC Connects is an initiative of the Gordon Research Conferences that provides opportunities for GRC communities to connect and collaborate until we resume in-person meetings, furthering GRC's commitment to find new and creative ways to advance the frontiers of science. 


GRC Connects: Granular Matter Promo


 GRC Connects Remo Platform Tutorial

 GRC Connects FAQ 


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