Web seminars introducing CES EduPack 2016
Join our webinar on Thursday, January 28 when Prof Mike Ashby and Hannah Melia will discuss how to engage students in materials using the new CES EduPack 2016.
The new features in CES EduPack 2016 will also be discussed in webinars in French, German, Italian and Spanish in the coming weeks. Follow the links below to register.
If you are an educator using CES EduPack and are signed up for the monthly online training sessions, Prof Mike Ashby will focus on CES EduPack 2016 on February 10.
2. Materials Education Symposia – register now for upcoming events
Poster abstract deadline for Berkeley and Cambridge: January 31
Join the Symposia where the university-level materials education community meets to discuss ideas, tools, and best practice relating to the teaching of materials across engineering, design, and science. The full programs are now online for the North American Materials Education Symposium, at UC Berkeley, on March 17-18, and the International Materials Education Symposium in Cambridge on April 7-8.
There is still time to submit abstracts for posters for the two Spring Symposia, with a deadline of January 31. The overall theme for 2016 is Teaching Materials and Engineering Design.
Each two-day Symposium will be preceded by an optional short course, suitable for anyone who is new to CES EduPack or wants a refresher on its use. The Cambridge event will also feature an advanced course and workshops.
The second Asian Materials Education Symposium will be held at the National University of Singapore on December 8-9, followed by an optional short course on December 10. The abstract deadline for talks is March 31. A loyalty rate is available to past attendees who register before March 31.
3. From pre-university teaching to advanced selection case studies
Materials Selection and Mechanical Design is the premier textbook for teaching materials selection worldwide. Join our ‘Advanced Materials Selection for Mechanical Design with CES EduPack 2016’ webinar on March 2 when Prof Mike Ashby presents advanced selection projects using the new coupling lines and trade-off curves in CES EduPack 2016.
Learn about ‘Introducing key materials properties and concepts to pre-university students’ in our webinar on February 17. Discover the latest information and resources available to help educators engage students by showing them the links between materials and products.
Join the ‘Designing new and improved biomaterials’ webinar on March 16 to learn about the information and tools available in CES Selector to help you compare data on your materials with current reference materials. Make informed decisions in the design of new and improved biomaterials.
4. Short courses and workshops around the world
Short courses and workshops present opportunities to discuss materials teaching with like-minded colleagues and to hear from Granta experts how CES EduPack is used in different ways for teaching. These courses get tremendous feedback – recent comments include: "This was an eye-opener for me and my colleagues on materials education" and "Good mixture of theory, practical work and examples". The first workshop of the year was ‘Teaching Materials: Properties, Selection and Eco Design’ (pictured) at the Inholland Hogeschool, in Delft, which attracted attendees from The Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. We have busy schedule of courses and workshops in North America, Europe and Asia for the next six months.
- Feb 14: TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Nashville, TN
- Feb 25-26: ASM Edmonton Education Course 2016, Edmonton, Canada
- Mar 16: 7th NAMES, UC Berkeley, CA
- Mar 28: MRS Spring, Phoenix, AZ
- Jun 24: Northwestern University, Chicago, OH
- Jun 26-29: ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
- June 29-30: CES EduPack Short Course and Workshop with Prof Mike Ashby and Marc Fry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Contact us to arrange a short course or workshop at your university.
5. Join the new CES EduPack Alumni Group on LinkedIn
Students that have used CES EduPack can network and share experiences as they search for their first jobs in industry. If your students are on LinkedIn, please suggest that they join the new CES EduPack Alumni Group to interact with others selecting materials in industry, to network and get access to employment opportunities, and to find out about Granta Design’s software for industry (e.g., CES Selector). Granta’s industrial customers are keen to interact with bright students that have the transferable skills CES EduPack supports in materials, materials selection, design thinking, data handling and making good decisions.
6. New Products, Materials and Processes database
Engaged students learn more and are more enjoyable to teach. The new Products, Materials and Processes database aims to inspire designers and engage engineers to learn more about materials and processes through products. This is a Pre-release database, available at no cost, this year, for all those using CES EduPack 2016.
7. CES EduPack online training
Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for free, interactive, web-based training for educators using CES EduPack.
Topics for the next two sessions are:
- Feb 10: What’s New in CES EduPack 2016?
- Mar 9: Adding your own data and models in CES EduPack and CES Selector
If you are an educator using CES EduPack and have not already signed up for this series, please register to receive your individual ID and password in advance of each session.
8. Upcoming events, short courses and webinars
Talking to you helps us to develop CES EduPack in a way that supports your teaching. You can meet us at these upcoming events, conferences, and short courses, as well as registering for our webinars.
||Webinar: Werkstofflehre – angewandt und interaktiv (in German)
||Webinar: Comment susciter l’intérêt des étudiants pour les matériaux avec CES EduPack 2016? (in French)
||Webinar: Cómo suscitar el interés de los estudiantes por los materiales con CES EduPack 2016 (in Spanish)
||Designing in Plastics Now and Then: a hands on workshop for designers and industrialists, Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP), Bournemouth, UK
||Short course: Explore CES Software Tools for Materials Related Critical Decision-Making in Industry, Research and Education, Nashville, TN, USA
||TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Nashville, TN, USA
||Webinar: Systematische Materialauswahl als Strategie für Leichtbau (in German)
||Webinar: Introducing materials properties in pre-university teaching
||Webinar: Migliorare l´insegnamento e la ricerca dei materiali nell´ingegneria e disegno industriale (in Italian)
||ASM Edmonton Education Course 2016: Material Selection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
||Short course at Northwestern University, Chicago, OH, USA
||Workshop: Green Engineering – Materials, Eco-Design and Sustainable Development with CES EduPack, ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA
||Short Course and Workshop with Prof Mike Ashby and Marc Fry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China