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2017—8th NAMES
North American Materials Education Symposium

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

August 24-25, 2017

Theme: Materials Education Innovation.
Sub-themes: Engaging students; Online Education; and the 'Maker' Movement

In August 2017, the eighth North American Materials Education Symposium will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. This is the latest in an established series. The North American event is one of a worldwide series of three Symposia.


Video: Dr Cyrus Wadia opens the 2015 event with an overview of the Materials Genome Initiative (35:06).

2016 Speakers included

Prof David Dornfield (Univ of California, Berkeley)
Sustainability in Design and the Design Process

Prof Mike Ashby (University of Cambridge)
Sustainable Development? A "green-wash" detector kit

Prof. Steven Yalisove (University of Michigan)
Deep, engaged learning: a better way


Prof. James Shackelford (Univ of California, Davis)
Further travels in cyberspace

Dr. Sylvia Johnson (NASA Ames Research Center)
Space Exploration: Oh, the Materials You'll Need!


Quotes from 2015 attendees:

"I once again found the NAMES gathering to be an exceptional opportunity to share best practices and new ideas with fellow materials educators."
Prof James Shackelford, UC Davis

"This year's Symposium was stimulating and delightful; it gave participants an opportunity to rub shoulders with colleagues, make new friends, and learn about innovations in materials education."
Prof  William Callister, University of Utah

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