University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (UMN MRSEC)

November 1st, 2014 - October 31st, 2020 | PROJECT

The UMN MRSEC conducts an ambitious and multi-faceted education and outreach program to extend the impact of the Center beyond the university, providing undergraduates, college faculty, high school teachers, and K-12 students with opportunities that augment their traditional curriculum and increase their appreciation of materials science and engineering (MS&E). Our summer research program provides high-quality research and educational experiences in MS&E to students and faculty, drawn primarily from undergraduate institutions with limited research opportunities, while placing a strong emphasis on inclusion of women and members of underrepresented groups.

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Phil Engen, Author, University of Minnesota


Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 1420013
Funding Amount: 5800000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Scientists | Undergraduate | Graduate Students | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Chemistry | Education and learning science | General STEM | Physics | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Laboratory Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs | Summer and Extended Camps