2. Materials Education Symposia
It's been a busy month for the materials education community, with the 6th North American Materials Education Symposium at The Ohio State University quickly followed by the 7th International event at Cambridge University. Over 160 materials education professionals attended these two events, with presentations covering topics from the use of 3,000 year-old iron extraction technology to excite students about metallurgy, to the implications of the US Materials Genome Initiative for materials teaching. You can read a comprehensive report from the two events at the link below, and find out why everything from bells to Bat Suits gets a mention!
3. Online lecture series
Join us for one of a series of web seminars over the next three months and answer questions like:
- How can I fit Eco Design in to my course?
- Can my students get quick access to high temperature materials data?
- What are industry doing with high-spec Polymers?
Speakers include Professor Mike Ashby (University of Cambridge), Dr. Merce Segarra (University of Barcelona), Dr. John Nychka (University of Alberta) and colleagues from Granta's Materials Education Team.
4. Teaching resources update
To make sure that our teaching resources continue to support educators that use CES EduPack, we update them once a year after the new release of the software. For example, you will now find a comparison of traditional vs additive manufacturing in the Processes Lecture Unit.
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5. CES EduPack Alumni LinkedIn Group
As well as supporting the teaching of materials, CES EduPack aims to prepare students for industry by providing an insight into some of the materials data and materials selection tools that they will need to use should they become materials specialists or design engineers after graduation. At Granta we're getting more questions about where engineering enterprise can find this expertise. The CES EduPack Alumni LinkedIn Group is a new initiative through which anyone who has used CES EduPack at university can connect to graduates with similar interests, extending their network to others who may offer interesting insight, ideas, or employment opportunities. Please pass this along to your students, particularly final year students and graduates.
6. Open development
We rely on the ideas, feedback and collaboration of materials educators around the world when developing CES EduPack and the supporting teaching and student resources. We are trying to make that process even more transparent so as to encourage more of you to get involved. Find out about what we are working on and help us to prioritise our efforts by visiting our new Database Development webpage.
7. CES EduPack 2015
The new release of CES EduPack 2015, announced in the last eBulletin, is now available to any licensed user that needs it. It will be shipped to perpetual license-holders with an active maintenance agreement over the next month. New features include: Additive Manufacturing information; cost reporting in Eco Audits; an enhanced Sustainable Development Edition; and more for final year/capstone design. Please contact us if you wish to renew an out-dated license.
8. Upcoming events
Meet us at these upcoming events, conferences, workshops and webinars: