Engineers solve critical problems and design new products. To accomplish this effectively, they need a strong understanding of materials and how they are used. Materials science, however, is a theory-heavy discipline, which can make learning the fundamentals less engaging and more challenging for new students. But it does not have to be that way.

Join Dr. Kaitlin Tyler (Ansys) and Dr. Amber Genau (University of Alabama at Birmingham) to learn how Ansys GRANTA EduPack can be used in teaching introductory materials science courses and how it can engage and inspire students while learning complex topics.

Ansys GRANTA EduPack is the world’s leading resource for materials teaching in engineering and design courses. It provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information, powerful software tools, as well as lectures, projects and exercises, and supports a wide range of leading textbooks.

Topics Include

  • Challenges in teaching introductory materials courses
  • Different strategies for teaching fundamental materials topics
  • How Ansys GRANTA EduPack can support teaching these fundamentals across a wide range of engineering disciplines

Who should attend?

Educators who teach introductory materials courses/topics across many engineering disciplines including mechanical, aerospace, materials science & engineering

11 AM EDT / 4 PM BST / 8:30 PM IST


October 7, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Kaitlin Tyler

Dr. Kaitlin Tyler is an Education Fellow within the Education Division team. She recently received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where her thesis was split; focusing on both materials microstructural design for optical applications and engineering outreach efficacy. She is based in the US, working on resource development and supporting American undergraduate materials education.