MATE 100: Materials for Emerging Technologies - 2020 Virtual Edition
September 8 & 9, 2020
(Tuesday and Wednesday before Welcome Week)
Materials for Emerging Technologies (MATE 100) is a free two-day, two-credit introductory elective course for incoming College of Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems first-year students that allows students to get a jump start on their degree. The course covers a wide range of materials-related topics, providing overviews of materials in engineering and society and how they will be important in the future. Lectures on metals, nanotechnology, materials for energy production and storage, sustainable materials, and more will be integrated with a video demonstration of advanced instruments used to study materials, and alumni and student panel discussions on topics such as career pathways, undergraduate research, and student co-op experiences.
For the 2020-21 academic year, the course will be offered virtually, taking place on September 8 and 9, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. In addition to attending the two days of presentations, each student will need to complete a small project and submit a brief report discussing the use of materials in an application of the student’s choice. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a letter grade and 2 credits, which can be used toward a free elective.
When: Tue. & Wed. Sept. 8 & 9, 2020, 10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Space is limited. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.