The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) is pleased to continue as host of the Carolina Science Symposium (formerly the Materials Research Society (MRS), ASM International, and American Vacuum Society (AVS) joint symposium. The meeting is expected to draw about 100 participants, both locally and from the surrounding region. Topics in materials science, processing, characterization, and biomaterials will be presented by both invited and selected student contributors. A student poster session will be held, and 3 student contributed papers will be selected for 15 minute oral presentations. When registering, you will be asked to indicate whether the abstract should be considered for a poster or for a talk (eligible for an oral presentation). Over $1000 will be awarded to the best student oral presentation and top 3 poster presentations. The abstract deadline is November 2. For more information and to register, please visit the Carolina Science Symposium website.