See CES EduPack 2017 in action
If you already use CES EduPack, register for monthly online training and join the webinar on February 8 to be guided around the new features by Mike Ashby.
If you don't yet use CES EduPack but want to find out more, two upcoming open webinars will help:
These webinars will be repeated at times convenient for those in the Asia Pacific region. There are also webinars in other languages:
2. International and interactive Symposia program
Over 70 participants at Singapore Symposium
The 2nd Asian Materials Education Symposium, December, was a great success. More than 70 participants from 10 countries enjoyed excellent speakers and stimulating discussions on materials and design, sustainable development, and the evolution in materials teaching. The event was held at NUS and the local host was John Wang (pictured). The growing Asian materials education community can look forward to the 3rd Asian Symposium at SUTD in December 2018.
Where else but Cambridge?
Where else would you find William Callister (Utah, USA), Ke Lu (IMR, China), Lorna Gibson (MIT, USA), and Mark Miodownik (UCL, UK) discussing and presenting on materials education? In a collegiate and open environment, the 9th International Materials Education Symposium, on April 6-7, will include an exciting ‘flipped classroom’ session, an increasingly popular format among educators.
Don't wait – register today before the early bird deadline on January 31.
MIT talk abstract deadline: February 28
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, will host the 8th North American Materials Education Symposium on August 24-25. The theme is Materials Education Innovation. Submit your talk abstract by February 28, and register before April 30 for the early-bird registration rate.
3. Products, Materials and Processes Database launched
The Products, Materials and Processes Database has been created to introduce engineers to product design and inspire designers about materials. We received fantastic feedback on the pre-release version and as a result we will make an updated version available to all educators and students using CES EduPack 2017. Comments included: "The interface is so interactive and intuitive"; "It looks great and will be an excellent addition to CES EduPack"; and "Very interesting database, I look forward to its availability."
4. Sign up for workshops and short courses
CES EduPack workshops and short courses get tremendous feedback – recent comments include: "Excellent mix of hands-on exercises and theory", "Interesting presentation and exercises, good support from Granta staff", and "I really see the use I can make of this with my students."
We have a busy schedule of courses and workshops worldwide in the coming months, including:
- UCI, Irvine, USA, on Feb 24
- San Diego, USA (at TMS Annual Meeting), on Feb 26
- Cambridge, UK, on Apr 4-5.
Check our website for details of upcoming courses, or contact us to arrange training at your university.
5. Watch Mike Ashby's videos for educators
Two full-length CES EduPack training videos for educators, presented by Prof Mike Ashby, are now available online at the Teaching Resources website as Open Educational Resources (OER). The videos consist of Powerpoint slides with a voice-over.
Lecture Unit 1, The Materials of Engineering, deals with the classification and structure of material and process data in CES EduPack, and a description of associated resources. Lecture Unit 2, Material Property Charts, deals with the visualization of property data in CES EduPack as well as a description of how to create and manage bar charts and bubble charts.
Look out for exciting new developments on the next generation Education Resource site in the next few months!
6. Inspirational online CES EduPack training
Join members of the Granta Education Development Team on the second Wednesday of each month for inspirational, interactive, web-based training which is exclusive to educators using CES EduPack.
Feb 8: What's New in CES EduPack 2017
Mar 8: Eco Design and Sustainable Development with CES EduPack
Apr 12: Teaching Advanced Bioengineering with CES EduPack
7. Upcoming events, short courses and webinars
||Webinar: Cómo gestionar los materiales críticos en el desarrollo sostenible y la economía circular (in Spanish)
||Webinar: Preparing Engineering Students for Industry
||Webinar: Materials teaching for pre-university courses
||Webinar: Preparar estudantes de engenharia para a Indústria (in Portuguese)
||Webinar: Préparer les élèves-ingénieurs à l’industrie (in French)
||Bioengineering Showcase, University of Sheffield, UK
||CES EduPack Workshop, University of California, Irvine, USA
||TMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA
||Professional Development Course at TMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA
||ASEE, Columbus, OH, USA