Workshops & Short Courses for Educators

Granta Workshops and Short Courses are an opportunity to set aside a little time to dig in to CES EduPack in depth, to share teaching ideas, and find out what others are doing at their universities. Meet with members of our Teaching Resource Team and go through lecture units and hands-on demos created by Professor Mike Ashby.

Upcoming events

Date Event Location
Feb 24 CES EduPack Short Course—Advanced Materials Selection UCI, Irvine, CA, USA
Feb 26 CES Selector Workshop—Interactive Materials Data Visualization & Selection TMS Meeting, San Diego,CA,USA
April 4-5 CES EduPack Short Course University of Cambridge, UK

Short Courses

We run open Short Courses at the Materials Education Symposia conferences in Cambridge, the US, and Singapore, and at other venues in Europe and North America. We are also happy to run bespoke Short Courses for your institution, or for groups of universities that are located close together. Many universities find this a useful opportunity to coordinate courses across the curriculum. Email us to discuss.

Tailored to the group of Educators that attend, all courses start with the basics to get everyone up to speed. The agenda can then focus on the following themes:

  • Materials Selection
  • Materials and Processes
  • Design and Sustainability
  • Materials and the Environment

The courses are hands-on and designed to allow a lot of time for discussion and Q&A so that we can learn from each other. A typical agenda can be seen here.

Some quotes from course attendees:

  • "I will immediately start using some of what I have learnt today"
  • "Optimal balance between explanation and software presentation"
  • "Good overview of possibilities with the program"

Recent short courses

Recent short courses

Workshops at Conferences

We run well-received 2-3 hour workshops on Materials Selection, Eco Design, or Sustainable Development at key conferences throughout the year. Examples have included at the ASEE, Euromat, TMS, and MRS conferences. If you are a conference organiser and think these topics would fit your program, get in touch.

Sustainable Development Workshop

We have run our Sustainable Development Workshop at conferences and as a stand-alone event for groups of Materials Educators. It provides an enlightening venue for getting to grips with this complex subject.

The Sustainable Development Workshop is a two-hour long interactive workshop that enables educators to go through a 5 step methodology for analyzing Sustainable Development articulations in the context of Materials. This methodology is described in detail in the white paper by Mike Ashby and Didac Ferrer "Materials and Sustainable Development", which can be find on Granta's Teaching Resources Website. It is also described in Mike Ashby's book "Materials and Sustainable Development". The workshop has two parts, each with a group work element, in the first an example is given and in the second the groups are expected to analyze a similar but not the same case using the methodology learnt in part 1.