Materials scientists and engineers develop new materials, new processing technology and new understanding of how a material's propoerties and performance derive from its underlying structure. Advances in materials are critically important to improving current technologies and enabling new technologies never before imagined. The Materials Science and Engineering Department also oversees the Engineering Science program, which allows students to design a flexibly, interdisciplinary program of study towards a bachelor's degree that recognizes the growing need for engineers who can work across the boundaries of the traditional disciplines.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm in Wilsdorf Hall --- Join in on ongoing, informal conversations with faculty, students, and staff about the Engineering Science Major & the Materials Science Program
10:00 am - 2:00 pm in Wilsdorf Hall --- Guided Lab Tours from the Wilsdorf Cafe: Electron microscopes (Titan and SEM), X-ray scattering, Spintronics Labs
9:00 am - 3:00 pm in Wilsdorf Hall, Room 109A --- PBS NOVA Making Stuff Series on Materials Sciences
9:00 am - 3:00 pm in Wilsdorf Hall, Room 103 & 101 --- Nanodays: 20 fun, informative, and engaging demos on nanoscience and materials science
9:00 am - 3:00 pm in Wilsdorf Hall, Outside and Cafe (1st and 2nd floors) --- Jump in the OOBLECK vat. See giant Balloon Nanotubes Sculptures and build your own nanotubes too. Design a better seed carrier in the Biomimicry Challenge and play our NanoGames
check out www.seas.virginia.edu/events/openhouse.php for a list of full list of events for the day!