Are you a graduate student? Did you submit a poster abstract for MS&T’14 (to be held later this year in Pittsburgh)? The Graduate Student Poster Competition is open to any graduate student who submits a poster abstract.  The MS&T’14 call-for-papers deadline has been extended to March 31, 2014, so you have more time to submit a poster.

The competition recognizes superior research performed during graduate study. Winners will be announced during the opening poster session. First-, second-, and third-place prizes are given in the amounts of $250, $150 and $100 respectively.  Submit your poster abstract.


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The Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI) of the University of Melbourne (UoM) and the IBM Almaden Research Lab have established a joint PhD scholarship program to support the best and brightest student to take on the projects outlined on the MMI website. The scholarship will provide joint supervision by Researchers from IBM Almaden Lab in San Jose, California and at UoM. Travel funds for the collaborative research work will be awarded. The PhD scholarship includes a generous tax-free living stipend and fee remission scholarship for candidates for up to 3.5 years. Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest as per the guidelines outlined on the website. Applications are now open and will close on the 3 March 2014.

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It’s time for Congressional Visits Day again, set for April 7 – 8, 2014, in Washington, DC! The CVD is an annual event that brings students to Washington to raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology. Don’t miss this vital opportunity to emphasize the long-term importance of science, engineering and technology to the Nation through meetings with Congressional decision makers.

Register no later than February 24, 2014!

For more information about CVD, visit the Material Advantage activities page, or find CVD on Facebook.


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Registration is now open for teams wishing to compete in the $1.5 million energy storage competition known as the Night Rover Challenge, sponsored by NASA and managed by Cleantech Open of Palo Alto, Calif. Registration for the competition will close October 25, 2013. The competition will be held January 20, 2014 through March 24, 2014.

Find out more about the Night Rover Challenge, Challenge rules, requirements, and how to register!

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Congressional Visits Day (CVD), organized each year by the Material Advantage Student Program, was held on April 10 and 11, 2013, in Washington, DC. The CVD is an annual event that brings students to Washington to raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology.

Thirty seven students and faculty from 13 universities attended this year’s CVD event. CVD is a unique opportunity for materials science and engineering students to advocate for long-term funding for science, engineering and technology through meetings with Congressional decision makers. Security was tight due to sequestration, and the students witnessed thousands of people rallying for immigration on the Capitol lawn which made getting around DC very busy and hectic, but the weather was great, and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom.

Read the entire story…

The CVD 2013 students and faculty pose for a photo after the opening reception.


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Corning Glass has two openings for materials science and engineering students with a focus on metals. See short description below:

Metallurgical Engineering Internship with Corning Glass
Job #171438

Required Skills:

•  At least 3 years of materials engineering studies with a metals emphasis. (More specifically, physical or mechanical metallurgy). More than one metallurgy course must have been completed with a grade of ‘B’ or higher.

•  Experience/exposure to Platinum, high temperature alloys and/or super alloys is a plus

•  Technical curiosity

•  Hands on laboratory and mechanical abilities

•  Good documentation and analysis skills

•  Computer skills such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint Presentation, etc.

Corning is looking for a Junior level of BS or higher. MS or PhD level preferred.  If interested, apply now.



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