Monday, October 17 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop an infrastructure that will accelerate materials discovery and deployment. Unveiled by President Barack Obama on June 24 as a critical, enabling element of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), the MGI will support creation of computational tools, software, new methods for material characterization, and open standards and databases that will make the development of advanced materials faster, less expensive, and more predictable. Because of the far-reaching impact that the MGI will have on the materials science and engineering community, the MS&T partners are hosting a special information session on this topic at MS&T 2011, hosted in Columbus, Oh. The keynote speaker for the program is Dr. Cyrus Wadia, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (Invited). Additional presentations are anticipated from members of the National Science and Technology Council ad hoc committee that published Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competitiveness, the white paper presenting the vision, goals, and structure for the MGI. Register for MS&T’11. Don’t forget to secure your hotel reservation as well.