Mission Statement

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering ­ faculty, students, and alumni ­ fosters a collegial atmosphere to produce:

(i) highly qualified students through an educational program that cultivates excellence;

(ii) novel and highly innovative research that advances basic and applied knowledge in materials, and;

(iii) effective interactions with the external community through educational outreach, industrial collaborations, and service activities.

The mission statement provides a framework for the department members to contribute to the success and well-being of the department and the field of materials science and engineering. Our areas of focus are our students, our research, and our interactions with the external community. The department achievements and activities are based on these components and this report details our efforts to support the mission statement principles.