Mission & Vision

MatEdU Mission

MatEdU's Mission is to advance materials technology education nationally.

MatEdU Vision

MatEdU will be the focal point where industry, education and community collaborate to meet materials technology workforce needs.

Specific goals of the Resource Center are:


Broaden access to resources for materials technology education for faculty and other professionals through an up-to-date, innovative and easily accessible website with multiple linkages to curriculum materials, workshops, conferences, journals, and professional organizations.

Curriculum Collection

Improve and broaden the project curriculum collection to encompass high-quality modules both in traditional and new advanced materials technologies focused at the technician level.


Broaden dissemination strategies to include an enhanced website, increased partnerships, stronger regional and national support systems, and expanded professional development


Implement a long-term program plan of sustainability by exploring and developing revenue streams and leveraged resources.