This article from TIME (August 1, 2015) focuses on The Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS), a new undergraduate, interdisciplinary course that uses multiple perspectives to understand materials innovation. The brainchild of the Materials Research Society, in partnership with the University of Florida departments of engineering, anthropology, classics, history, English, sociology and philosophy, this course explores the close connection between the "stuff" in our lives and our experiences as social beings.
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The Chemical Angel Network provides a mechanism for accredited angel investors to source and vet quality early-stage investment opportunities, assist entrepreneurs and early-stage growth companies and be a quality source for information, education resources and advisors. As part of MRS Innovation ConneXions, Material Research Society (MRS) and CAN introduced an angel investing program at the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting. This collaboration was geared towards scientists and engineers who have an entrepreneurial ambition.
Published in December 2015, this special issue aimed to capture the unique relationship between materials and engineering, which are closely intertwined. It addressed how engineering accentuates the properties of materials, and how materials inspire innovations in engineering and technology.
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