Programs & Outreach

Sustainability Outreach

  Materials Research Society Foundation

Strange Matter Green Earth

Strange Matter Green Earth is a new pioneering educational venture developed by the Materials Research Society. It is an international traveling materials science exhibition that will enable millions of people across the globe to explore ways in which advances in materials can lead to a more sustainable future. Visitors will discover the story of the co-evolution of man and materials, and learn how materials, the stuff of history, will meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations to meet their own needs.

Learn more about Strange Matter Green Earth.
In this MRS TV interview from the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting, Jerry Floro, chair of the Strange Matter Green Earth Subcommittee, talks about the project. 

Impact of Materials on Society

This project aims to build creative thinking by giving students enough exposure to the cultural and physical dimensions of materials and materials science to enable them to see current engineering problems in new ways, and to think globally as well as locally. By targeting this class to first-semester students, it will enable students to draw lasting connections between their general education requirements and core materials science and engineering curricula throughout their undergraduate careers.

Resources for Outreach