Instructional Resources

Here you will find a list of textbooks and other instructional resources to help create a firm foundation to launch your Materials Science class.

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MST Teacher's Handbook

developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Materials Videos

American Society of Metals extensive collection

Related NSF Programs

National Science Foundation nationwide resources

  • MATEC - Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center, Maricopa Community College
  • MRS - Materials Research Society
  • MRSEC - University of Wisconsin - Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
  • NCME - National Center for Manufacturing Education, Sinclair Community College
  • NSF- National Science Foundation
  • SpaceTEC - a National Resource Center for Aerospace Technical Education is the focal point for providing aerospace related post-secondary technical assistance for aerospace employees. SpaceTEC and its partners offer programs that prepare candidates to become Certified Aerospace Technicians. Potential candidates must meet minimum established pre-requisites and successfully pass the computer-based knowledge exam and the oral and hands-on practical exams. Based at Brevard Community College, Cocoa Beach Florida, SpaceTEC has eleven partner institutions in eight states.
  • - The National Center for Welding Education and Training (dba Weld-Ed) is housed at Lorain County Community College (LCCC) in Elyria, Ohio. The Center is a collaboration of community colleges, universities, workforce agencies, and business and industry members representing welding and materials joining industry perspectives. The Center’s primary mission is to expand the number of higher skilled welding technicians while at the same time addressing the overall welding and materials joining needs of a multifaceted industry.

Instructional Resources

  • Engineering Education Service Center - is an engineering education company that specializes in providing products for K-12 schools to teach and share the fun of engineering. From curriculum to books, DVDs, posters, T-shirts and other motivational products, we aim to make engineering understandable and accessible to everyone.


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Textbooks for 2 Year Materials Technician Programs

Textbooks for 4 year programs

Individual Textbooks

Web Sites & Other Resources

materials resources from a wide variety of providers

Career Resources

pathways and support information

Papers & Publications

more depth by thought leaders in the area