The facilities and instrumentation of the Materials Science & Engineering Center are a key asset at UW-Eau Claire, and are a main draw for students, researchers, and industrial partners. However, the faculty and staff of the Materials Science and Engineering program have been making headlines, and they continue to impress on local, state and national levels.
Whether they are securing federal grants to support student-faculty collaborative research, accepting teaching awards from the UW System Board of Regents, or mentoring students in advanced undergraduate research, the materials science faculty are experts and well-known leaders in this growing academic field.
One tremendous advantage our program offers over others is that unlike materials science programs at larger universities, our courses are taught 100% by our faculty. Teaching assistants, TA’s, are a wonderful asset to undergraduate programs, and can do a great job in supplementing academic offerings at big schools. On this campus, however, we provide the faculty experts themselves to deliver all the lectures, instruction, and research mentoring, a decision making factor that was not lost on recent graduate and Rhodes Scholar Tayo Sanders.
Due to the size of UWEC and the MSE program, students really get close attention and mentorship from the faculty. They have helped make my experiences more than just school. It made it feel like it was a second home.
Browse the stories below to see what our faculty and staff are up to, and how they work together to build a unique academic program at UW-Eau Claire. Contact any one of our faculty for more information on the Materials Science + Engineering program, or fill out the contact card at the bottom of this page to schedule a visit!