Welcome to the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center webpage!
The NSF-sponsored Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center brings together teams of researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to address a critical void in knowledge involving disordered materials, and the emergence of order from disordered materials. The Center integrates the discovery of new knowledge with creation of research-inspired educational materials, innovative programs that broaden participation in STEM fields, industry outreach to promote economic advancement, and professional development opportunities that train the next-generation US workforce.
More information can be found on the Wisconsin MRSEC Brochure.
Events & Announcements
Call for Video Submissions
The Wisconsin MRSEC Educational Video Competition has been launched to promote online science and engineering outreach in the current environment of social distancing where the majority of students are receiving science enrichment at home.
The deadline to submit videos is January 20, 2021.
Inclusive Teaching Practices
Inclusive teaching refers to methods that are designed to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant, and accessible to all. Equitable learning environments address individual student needs and promote learning for all students. There are many strategies that educators can use to create an inclusive learning environment.
Social and Racial Justice and the Wisconsin MRSEC
The MRSEC Executive Committee has chosen to undertake the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. The challenge is to take at least one action per day for twenty-one days to build equity and justice. What does that look like? The Challenge website provides a long list of resources, from articles and books to read, podcasts to listen to, and documentaries and interviews to watch, to organizations to connect with and activities to focus our attention on the racial context of the world around us. The Executive Committee commits to tracking our progress on the Challenge and to using it to help us form new habits of mind that will inform future decision making for the center.
Rolling Call for Proposals for The MRSEC Honored Scholar Travel Award
The University of Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is soliciting proposals to support travel to materials research and educational conferences. A maximum of $1,000 for domestic and $1,500 for international travel may be awarded. Applicants must be affiliated with the Wisconsin MRSEC.