The Center actively promotes interdisciplinary education and research in materials science and engineering. Center participants are involved in programs that engage the public, teachers, students, and young scientists and engineers in the excitement of scientific discovery and increase awareness of the impact of scientific research on their daily lives. Our broad goals as a Center are to increase public engagement in and awareness of advances in materials science and engineering, and to promote career advancement for a diverse group of young scientists who represent the future of materials science and engineering.
We strive to increase scientific and engineering literacy, and to promote awareness of career opportunities in materials science and engineering. These activities, which highlight ongoing research of the MRSEC at Harvard, include:
K-12 Collaborations and Activities:
We have developed several partnerships that engage a diverse group of K-12 students and teachers in our local community in the research and educational activities of the MRSEC. These include:
Education and Career Development in the Research Community:
These activities provide opportunities for Center participants to develop pedagogical, research, and career development skills.