Engineering and Materials Education and Research in USA

Every engineer will encounter materials in their professional life. Whether it’s about designing a new car, optimizing supply chains or thinking about new green and sustainable approaches, they will need to understand the world of materials and their selection.


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Granta’s resources are now used by over 200 universities, research labs and leading engineering companies in USA to advance materials engineering and education, and to enable better, greener, safer products. Examples include Northwestern University, Georgia Tech, UCLA, University of Michigan, NASA, Los Alamos National Lab, Honeywell and many others. We estimate that more than 100,000 engineering students use CES EduPack every semester.


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Locations of approx 200 US and Canadian institutions using CES EduPack—click for a list
Locations of approx 200 US and Canadian institutions using CES EduPack—click for a list

Events, hands-on workshops, and webinars

Granta regularly runs workshops and attends conferences and meetings in North America (for example, past workshops have been hosted by Northwestern University and UC Berkeley). We also run regular web seminars, featuring guest speakers from the US, Canada, Europe, and around the world. Some examples below:

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Materials Education Symposia in USA

The Materials Education Symposia in USA are key events for materials educators in engineering, design and science. Past Symposia have been held at University of California, Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Find out about the 2018 event at the University of Michigan here 

Locations of approx 200 US and Canadian institutions using CES EduPack—click for a list

Basing your course on a textbook?

No matter which textbook you are using in your “Introduction to Materials” class, CES EduPack has been developed to support materials-related undergraduate teaching independent of the teaching approach. Find out more about how EduPack can be used alongside classes based on Callister, Shackelford, or Ashby:

Download these white papers on how to use CES EduPack with the Ashby, Callister and Shackelford textbooks:

Find these and many other teaching resources in Granta's Education Hub 

Software and Resources

CES EduPack CES EduPack is the world-leading resource for materials education, used at hundreds of universities and colleges in the US, Canada, and around the world.
Granta's Education Hub Granta's Education Hub augments the CES EduPack software with unique materials information and over 300 lectures, projects, student exercies, and more..
CES Selector CES Selector is powerful software used to support materials decisions in industry, and ideal for advanced teaching projects or research.