Cambridge, UK—August 3, 2012
Call for Abstracts for 2013 North American and International Materials Education Symposia
Educators in materials across undergraduate engineering, science, and design are invited to share their experiences at two Spring 2013 events
A Call for Abstracts has been issued by the Advisory Committee of next year's Materials Education Symposia. The Advisory Committee, made up of educators from leading universities and materials organizations, invite abstracts for both presentations and posters on any topic related to the teaching of materials. They expect to see a particular emphasis on engaging and inspiring students, crossing disciplines (for example, teaching materials in architecture and industrial design), and bridging industry, academic, and government initiatives. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2012.
Next year's events will follow a similar two-day format to the successful 2012 events. These were some of the world's largest events focused on undergraduate materials related education, bringing together over 200 materials educators and industry thought-leaders for presentations, workshops, discussion sessions, and extended poster sessions. Delegates appreciated the informal atmosphere with a focus on sharing ideas, acknowledging common challenges, and discussing available resources and latest approaches in materials and interdisciplinary teaching. Full reports and speaker programs from 2012 are available on the Symposia website: www.materials-education.com
The 4th North American Materials Education Symposium will be held at Philadelphia University College of Design, Engineering & Commerce on March 14-15, 2013. The 5th International Materials Education Symposium will take place at Cambridge University, England, on April 4-5, 2013. Both events are being coordinated by Granta Design with the support of materials and engineering education organizations including: ASM International; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy and Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge; European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI); Philadelphia University; and The Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS).
As in previous years, each two day event will be preceded by short courses led by Prof. Ashby of Cambridge University. Day one will focus on 'Introducing Materials and the Environment', and day two addresses 'Advanced Materials Selection, Designing Lightweight Structural Materials, and Eco Design'.
Materials Education Symposia: www.materials-education.com
- ASM International: www.asminternational.org
- European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI): www.sefi.be
- Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS): www.fems.org/index.php
- Granta Design: www.grantadesign.com
- Philadelphia University, http://www.philau.edu/
- University of Cambridge: www.cam.ac.uk