Throughout the millenia, humanity has advanced due to the ability
to make new and better tools, because of new and better materials.
Our great great great great......foreparents made possible the
Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, etc..... which created a better
world for all of us. Now we have recently witnessed the Steel Age,
Plastic Age, and Silicon Age.
Materials Science and Engineering seeks to study metals, polymers,
semiconductors, and ceramics inorder to learn how to better prepare the
components/tools of our new world.
Our four-part program will study some of the fundamental properties of many samples (Metals, Powders, Ceramics, and Polymers) using microscopy, diffraction, and mechanical testing. There will be a distinct emphasis on Thermally Sprayed Materials, which are a new and exciting class of "engineered interfaces". In the fourth and final session, you will create some of these sprayed materials in the Center for Thermal Spray Research.
Check out the Layperson's Guide to Materials; but make sure to come back here.
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