2. Textbook Award Winner – Materials and Sustainable Development
Materials and Sustainable Development, the latest textbook by Prof Mike Ashby, has won a 2016 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). The book outlines a 5-step methodology for assessing the sustainability of a technological development. CES EduPack supports students as they use this methodology by providing data and the ability to perform an Eco Audit.
In response to feedback from people who use the Sustainable Development edition of CES EduPack, we are continuing to develop workshop and case study materials for sustainability. After a successful Sustainable Development Workshop at the MRS Spring Meeting, the latest workshop run by Granta preceded the recent IMES and it received good feedback – “Very informative, clear structure, I liked it very much.”
Download the new Sustainable Development Workshop Package designed to facilitate project based learning on this important area.
3. Focus on Asia/Pacific – Symposia, courses, resources
Prof Mike Ashby and Marc Fry will be among the keynote speakers at the Symposium on Teaching and Implementing Sustainability on June 28, hosted by the University of Science and Technology Beijing. The symposium will be followed by a two-day CES EduPack Workshop on June 29-30.
The second Asian Materials Education Symposium will be held on December 8-9, at the National University of Singapore (pictured). This follows the successful inaugural event in 2014, which welcomed more than 100 delegates from 13 countries including Australia, China, Japan, India and Singapore. The deadline to submit abstracts for talks is May 31.
Granta will also be attending the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) & The Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) 2016 in Seoul, Korea, on November 6-10.
New Mandarin teaching resources
You can now find resources to help students use CES EduPack in Mandarin. The video tutorials are now available online in China and have Mandarin subtitles. An updated Getting Started Guide and Exercise booklets on how to create charts are also available.
We are running a webinar at 4PM CST on May 19 on Process Selection. We hope that many people from Asia/Pacific time zones will be able to join us.
4. Open Development
Materials Science and Engineering Database – Coming soon
CES EduPack supports materials teaching across engineering, design and science and is used on courses based around various design-led and science-led textbooks.
In order to better support Material Science and Engineering Introductory courses we have been working on new data, tools and resources. We now have prototypes ready to show you and are looking for people that would like to give us some constructive feedback.
Join the Introduction to Materials – Service Teaching web seminar on Thursday, June 2 to find out more about how CES EduPack supports the teaching of introductory materials courses to first and second year university students, and to see a preview of new tools for teaching these courses from a science-led perspective. The session will be of particular interest to educators who teach materials to students in other departments and subject areas that are looking for ideas on how to engage the students in materials.
5. New CES Selector Certificate Program
CES Selector is used by research institutes and R&D departments in industry to find, analyze and visualize materials data, and to select materials for engineering applications. As it is created on the same principles as CES EduPack, students that use CES EduPack in their courses gain transferrable skills in using the software tools and performing rational selection that they can apply when using CES Selector in their future careers. The new CES Selector Certification Program enables students to refresh and validate these skills and to promote them to potential employers—for example, by including the fact that they are a Certified CES Selector user on their resume or CV.
6. CES EduPack online training
Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for free, interactive, web-based training for educators using CES EduPack.
Topics for the next sessions are:
- May 11: The possibilities of the ProcessUniverse
- June 8: Multiple-objective material selection
If you are an educator using CES EduPack and have not already signed up for this series, please register to receive your individual ID and password in advance of each session.
Upcoming events, short courses and webinars
Talking to you helps us to develop CES EduPack in a way that supports your teaching. You can meet us at these upcoming events, conferences, and short courses, as well as registering for our webinars.
||Webinar: Introduction to Materials – Service Teaching
||Workshop: From Introductory Materials Teaching to Advanced Material Selection Case Studies with CES EduPack, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
||ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA
||Workshop: Green Engineering – Materials, Eco-Design and Sustainable Development with CES EduPack, ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA
||Symposium on Teaching and Implementing Sustainability, USTB, Beijing, China
||CES EduPack Workshop, USTB, Beijing, China