Granta web seminars

Granta web seminars for all Materials Educators

Granta runs a series of regular web seminars for anyone with an interest in Materials Education, covering ideas for teaching materials, case studies from industry and education, examples of the use of the CES EduPack resources, and previews of resources that we are working on.

Current web seminar program

Aug 31/Sep 5 Learning about composites and hybrids - Improving materials performance
Join this web seminar to find out how to support the introduction of key concepts in composites and hybrid materials in your teaching. Help students to understand the opportunities and challenges of using these materials in design.
Sep 20 Service Teaching – Engaging students on the big Materials Introductory Course
Join this web seminar to get inspirational ideas on how CES EduPack supports the teaching of introductory level materials courses.
Sep 27 Outils pour l’enseignement – les trésors contenus dans CES EduPack
Rejoignez cette formation en ligne du mercredi 27 septembre pour approfondir votre connaissance et utilisation de CES EduPack et pour découvrir tout son potentiel.
Sep 28 Selección de Materiales Automotrices – De principio a fin
Únete a este seminario web el jueves 28 de septiembre para averiguar por qué la selección de materiales debe considerar no sólo el rendimiento material sino también el costo ambiental y económico. Esto será ilustrado por un caso práctico sobre el diseño de un panel de puerta automotriz.
Oct 5 Nouvelles idées pour l’enseignement en génie mécanique et matériaux
Rejoignez ce séminaire en ligne du jeudi 5 octobre pour obtenir plusieurs idées de problématiques liées à l’enseignement des matériaux et de la mécanique.
Oct 18 Materials in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing: The view of textbook authors
Hear from respected Textbook Authors Robert Mott and Jywhen Wang. What do students of mechanical design and manufacturing need to know about materials and their properties to successfully design and manufacture mechanical devices?
Oct 18 Herramientas para potenciar el aprendizaje en todos los niveles de estudio
Únete a este seminario web el próximo miércoles 18 de octubre para descubrir cómo innovar en la docencia de materiales con herramientas que involucran a los alumnos en el proceso de aprendizaje.
Nov 15 Ashby Award Winner Amy Moll on Transforming Materials Teaching
Amy Moll, winner of the ASEE Materials Division’s 2017 Michael Ashby Outstanding Materials Educator Award will discuss how she is systematically improving Materials Teaching at Boise State University, by starting with the fundamentals.
Nov 29 What else can you do with CES EduPack? Advanced databases and tools for Capstone Design courses
We’ll introduce materials data and tools that support these projects, encouraging and enabling students to critically-compare material and processing options.


Online training for CES EduPack users

In addition to the open web seminars above, Granta runs regular online training for educators who are using CES EduPack in their courses (note, this training is not open to students).

Find out about online training events 


Using the WebEx system for Granta web seminars

Granta uses the WebEx system to support our web seminars and online training. Anyone with an Internet-connected computer should be able to join via a web browser. You can either stream the audio through your computer or (recommended for optimal performace) dial in using a telephone. The system should work well with most personal computers, but it is always worth testing it before your first attendance at an online event, as it may need to install some components in your browser.

More information on testing and troubleshooting WebEx