Granta's network of materials educators
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Materials Education Symposia
Key events for materials educators in undergraduate engineering, design, and science. Download the report from the Spring 2014 events, submit an abstract, or register for Dec 2014 of the Spring 2015 events at www.materials-education.com:
- 1st Asian Materials Education Symposium
National University of Singapore, Dec 11-12, 2014
- 7th International Materials Education Symposium
University of Cambridge, UK, April 9-10, 2015
- 6th North American Materials Education Symposium
Ohio State University, March 2015
IFEES and GEDC
Granta has been invited to join the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). Granta’s Marc Fry said “We have worked with many members of IFEES and GEDC over the past 4 years and are delighted to join these two excellent organizations as a corporate partner.”
In addition to participating in the 2014 World Engineering Forum in Dubai this December. Granta will also support the IFEES 2014 Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. Read more about IFEES and GEDC...
The Environmental Materials Information Technology (EMIT) Consortium is a collaborative project (members include Airbus Helicopters, Defense and Space, Boeing, Emerson Electric, Granta, Honeywell, NASA, NPL, Rolls-Royce) that develops and applies information technology solutions to enable product design and development in the context of environmental objectives and regulations.
|Granta's Dr Tatiana Vakhitova represented the Education Division at March's Consortium meeting, finding out more about the cross-over between materials education and industry: "The insights from the EMIT Consortium are of great value to educators—a key aspect of preparing engineering students for careers in industry is making them aware of the interconnection between business risks and environmental challenges. To do this successfully requires reliable and comparative data for projects in sustainability, as well as models and tools that will allow these future engineers to address and respond to such risks."
Read a report of the Open Session...
Granta is joining the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) programme, a group of leading universities, companies, and emerging innovators, coordinated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, developing new approaches and tools to support the transition to a ‘circular economy.' Read the announcement...
This new collaboration builds on Granta’s existing involvement with the circular economy movement through the LIFE+ Circular Economy Metrics project, which aims to deliver the first methodology for measuring the circularity of a product or business. This will support the concept of a ‘circular economy’— one that is restorative by intention; aims to rely on renewable energy; minimizes the use of toxic chemicals; and eradicates waste through careful design. It will do this by trialling a Product Level and Product Level Circularity Metric for measuring the transition of enterprises and products moving towards the circular economy.
"The approach is inspired by the calculation of a product’s carbon footprint or energy performance," explains Dr. Pereira, who has been heading up our involvement in the project. "Granta have already pioneered approaches that enable the rapid assessment of environmental impacts and guide related decisions early in design, when changes matter most and cost least. This experience will prove useful when collaborating on the development of both the metric and online calculation tool. "
Granta's involvement in such collaborative projects strengthens our commitment to the importance of educating students in Sustainable Development, which was also one of the key themes in the CES EduPack 2014 release. Read more about Granta's involvement in collaborative projects »
Materials organizations and societies
Granta are members of the following organizations:
- European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
- International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES)
- Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)
Granta are also involved in several industry, Research Council, and Government collaborative projects. Read more »
Interact with Granta
The Education Team regularly run webinars and training sessions for both new and existing users of CES EduPack, providing opportunities for Q&A and for you to give your feedback. You can also sign up for short courses with Prof Mike Ashby, and join the CES EduPack Development Meeting, which take place around the Materials Education Symposia this Spring. Visit the events pages:
Stay up to date
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Get involved in our development
We value the feedback and guidance we receive from around 5000 instructors and educators world-wide who use CES EduPack in their teaching. If you have features you would like to see in CES EduPack 2015, projects you would priorities, good data sources or references you can recommend, use the Feature Request button in the software to let us know.
Granta are recruiting
Opportunities are available for summer interns, new graduates, and experienced materials educators. Visit the careers pages...