The Online Instructional Resources for Material Science Technology Education (MatEdU) is an NSF funded project focused on materials science. A key goal of the project is to identify and validate core competencies needed by materials technicians and general technicians. MatEdU’s Mission is to advance materials technology education nationally. MatEdU’s Vision is to be the focal point where industry, education and community collaborate to meet materials technology workforce needs.
About The NSF National Resource CenterThe Online Instructional Resources for Material Science Technology Education (MatEdU) is headquartered at Edmonds College. Funded by the National Science Foundation, MatEdU is creating a national network of industry and educational professionals to increase the number and diversity of highly skilled technicians ready for employment.
ResourcesMatEdU provides curriculum resources for materials technology program enhancement and improvement at community and technical colleges nationwide. MatEdU and EdC collaborated to develop an 11,000sqft advanced technology lab, which houses the only two-year materials science degree in Washington State.
- Expand and enhance web-based resources collection
- Improve web-based resources and expand access using social media platforms
- Increase website awareness while supporting partnerships and strategic opportunities
- Leverage network members to achieve scalability of resources
- Partnering with eleven higher educational institutions nationally to assist in educating thousands in materials science
- Website database is expanding rapidly to include over 400 materials science labs, modules and papers
- Developing instructional and professional workshops in materials science
- Collaborating with NSF Centers and ATE projects to create a national materials science presence
- Working with industry representatives to initiate and incorporate advanced study programs that meet stakeholder needs
- Supporting local, regional and national outreach, highlighting the need for materials science curriculum and trained technicians