Junior Euromat 2016

Lausanne, Switzerland

July 10-14, 2016

Event Website 

Granta is running a workshop at this event.

A spin-out from the University of Cambridge, Granta helps hundreds of engineering enterprises to manage information on the materials (metals, plastics, composites, and more) that are essential to their businesses. We help them to develop and apply material intelligence, making better materials decisions, saving time and money, and reducing risk as they optimize their products. We also provide supporting resources to thousands of university educators worldwide as they teach the next generation of engineers, scientists, and industrial designers about materials, processes, and sustainability.

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Granta for Education 

Granta's Workshop: Teaching Materials in the Context of Sustainable Development

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016
15:00 - 17:30
Where: Room MXC 320

This workshop is aimed at Materials Researchers interested in expanding their knowledge of Sustainable Development and also at those interested in potentially teaching Materials and Sustainable Development in the future. The purpose of this workshop is to:

  • Have fun discussing an important topic and seeing many sides to an issue.
  • Discover how we can best teach this complex subject in a rigorous but engaging way.
  • Find out how educators can incorporate Sustainable Development in their curricula .
  • Learn from the experience of other universities such as University of Cambridge, Barcelona (UPC) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Introducing students to this complexity is a challenge, but so important if we want engineers and scientists to influence policy decisions that will affect our future. The aim is not to define a single metric or index of sustainability; rather it is to improve the quality of discussion and debate on projects that claim to be sustainable developments.

About the Presenters

Dr Tatiana V Vakhitova, Education Development Manager, Granta Design
As a part of Education Division, contributes to teaching resources development in the area of Sustainable Development. Tatiana supports educational and research institutions in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. She holds a PhD in Engineering from the Centre for Sustainable Development and an MPhil from the Land Economy Department (University of Cambridge, UK).

Tatiana has teaching experience, working as a Teaching Assistant for Engineering Management Division at the University of Cambridge and being a supervisor for students at the Judge Business School, Engineering and Land Economy Departments (University of Cambridge).

  Dr Vakhitova

Dr Pippa Newby, Education Development Manager, Granta Design
Dr Pippa Newby supports Educational institutions across the globe including the UK, Northern Europe Canada and Asia. She holds a PhD in Materials from Imperial College London and an MPhys in Physics from the University of Kent. Pippa has teaching experience through laboratory demonstrating, supporting first year material science students with their maths studies, tutoring at a range of levels and taken part in various outreach programs including space school, cool physics and forensic crime labs.

  Dr Newby
Marc Fry, Director, Education Division, Granta Design
Marc is the Director of the Education Division of Granta Design and has ten years' experience at the cutting edge of global materials, engineering, and design-related education. He works closely with Mike Ashby and plays a key role in the development of Granta's Education products. Marc was instrumental in the founding of the Materials Education Symposia and represents Granta at the Global Engineering Deans Council and at the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. He is passionate about education and is a regular conference speaker on topics relating to materials education. He holds a Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering Degree from Cambridge University and an Executive MBA from the Judge Business School at Cambridge, with a specialization in university spin-off companies.
  Mr Fry