What is Materials Science and Engineering?
Materials are involved in almost every product, and materials scientists and engineers are needed to select the best material, improve its properties, lower its processing cost and increase its durability. Materials science uses scientific principles and sophisticated research instruments to solve real world problems.
The academic program has a strong emphasis on hands on learning in the discipline in a liberal arts environment where critical and creative thinking; and strong communication skills are stressed.
The Materials Science Center works with local industries to solve their materials related problems.The Center works with K-12 institutions to provide educational resources in the areas of nanotechnology and materials science. For an undergraduate institution, the Materials Science Center has an unmatched array of materials science instrumentation available for use by students and industry.