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A Day in the Life of Materials Engineer Ellen McIsaac

Ellen McIsaacMeet Ellen McIsaac, a Materials Engineer for Lockheed Martin.  Find out how she got there, a project she’s working on, and how you can #BeThatEngineer!


Interview (Part I) with MSE alumna, Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano

Interview (Part II) with MSE alumna, Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano

7 Amazing Real-World Examples Of 3D Printing In 2018

Now that 3D printers are cheaper to produce, experts predict it won’t be long before they are common in our homes. Here are just a few of the amazing real-world examples of 3D printing in 2018.

MSE Senior Design Projects

In their senior year, Materials Science & Engineering students get the chance to put their education and skills to the test with their  Senior Design Project, a two-semester course and project that allows for students to work with professors and industry professionals to bring their engineering ideas to life. Seniors gain first-hand experience by designing and building, reaching out to industry leaders and working in a team with other students in their course, while opening the door to job opportunities through business partnerships. Check out some of our students' work in the video below. 

What is Materials Science?

Discover the secrets behind the Study of Stuff-- how it's put together, how it reacts and the kinds of matter Material Science focuses on.

What does a Materials Scientist do?

From shoes, to tooth fillings, to solar panels, nearly everything you find in everyday life has been worked on by materials scientists. Find out how these researchers use their know-how to come up with new materials, test their properties, and help improve the future.

What do Materials Scientists do out in the real world?
Whether it's civil engineering for the highways you drive on, metallurgy for the car you drive, or bioengineering for the medical devices that can save your life, Materials Science is present in nearly every field of engineering, and in every aspect of your modern world. 


Dome Destruction
UCMA's Dome Team members Amanda Agui, Samuel Bedard, Lucas Enright and Justin Hewitt demonstrated the rapid destruction of a plastic dome at 2019 MS&T Conference in Portland, Oregon. Watch the explosion that earned them 'Best in Destruction.'