The Materials Research Society (MRS) is a principal technical organization for materials scientist and engineers. The MRS 2017 Fall Meeting was held in Boston, MA during November 26 to December 1. The meeting featured the presentation of many technical papers, both oral and poster, as well as numerous networking forums and a large commercial exposition. The Rutgers Material Advantage section organized a sizable expedition to Boston to attend where the students learned much and had a great time. But soon it was time to go home to begin preparing for the upcoming final exam period.