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Grad students: Apply to attend week-long materials program at Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

By Eileen De Guire / December 5, 2011

—— The campus of the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, where a week-long school for MSE graduate students will be held in March 2012. Credit: UFSCar. The Graduate Program on Materials Science & Engineering of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil is organizing an exciting opportunity for graduate students working toward…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Case Western Reserve at Carnegie Mellon

By Eileen De Guire / November 11, 2011

The GameCase Western Reserve University at Carnegie Mellon UniversityNov. 12, 2:000 p.m., ET These two look-alike schools will meet for the 41st time on Saturday. Since 1986, this game has been known as the Academic Bowl, to acknowledge that these institutions are among the nation’s top research and scholastic institutions, and that these scholar-athletes compete…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Bye week, student research at MS&T

By Eileen De Guire / October 20, 2011

The football throw event at the MS&T Expo drew a large crowd of quarterbacks. Credit: ACerS MS&T has been keeping me pretty busy, so this is a bye week from the football stories. They will resume next week. My record so far? I’m 4-2 and looking to improve next week! Regular readers of the “football”…

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The Refractories Institute fires up scholarship program

By Eileen De Guire / October 20, 2011

In 1934, you could have carried this in your pocket. It was probably enough to pay for most of an undergraduate education. Credit: Wikepedia Do you know a student who could use 5,000 bucks and likes hot stuff? We received the following announcement for a scholarship opportunity for students interested in refractories. It’s open to…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Virginia vs. Georgia Tech

By Eileen De Guire / October 14, 2011

The Game Georgia Institute of Technology at University of Virginia Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m., ET This week we return to Big School match-ups with this Atlantic Coast Conference game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bring a 6-0 record and a 12th place national ranking to the contest against the 3-2 University of Virginia Cavaliers. Tech…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Missouri S&T vs. South Dakota School of Mines

By Eileen De Guire / October 7, 2011

The GameSouth Dakota School of Mines & Technology at Missouri University of Science & TechnologyOct. 7, 1:00 p.m., CT Coaches from peewee leagues through the NFL harp all the time on the importance of mastering the fundamentals. This week’s match-up does just that. Neither school offers a BS in materials science. But, both offer degrees…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Yale vs. Lehigh

By Eileen De Guire / September 30, 2011

The Game Yale University at Lehigh University Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m., ET Both of these teams know their football and have rich traditions. Lehigh, I’m told, has the longest running matchup in college football in their 146-game rivalry with Lafayette. At Yale, “The Game,” (meaning the Harvard contest) is much anticipated every year. However, these…

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Materials (fantasy) football game of the week: MIT vs. Colorado School of Mines

By Eileen De Guire / September 23, 2011

The “Game”MIT “at” Colorado School of Mines Sometimes engineers and scientists have a tough time explaining what they do all day to outsiders. But, those who do modeling and simulation have it easy—all they have to say is that their work is like fantasy football applied to science. Of course, fantasy football is really modeling…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Auburn University vs. Clemson University

By Eileen De Guire / September 16, 2011

The GameAuburn at ClemsonSept. 17, 11:00 a.m., CT; Clemson, S.C. When my four sisters and I were young, people often confused us because they thought we looked alike. What dolts, we thought. How could anyone not see how different we are? Saturday’s Auburn and Clemson game is a contest between brother schools with a family…

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Materials football game of the week: Purdue vs. Rice

By Eileen De Guire / September 8, 2011

The GamePurdue at RiceSept. 10, 3:30 p.m., ET; Houston, Texas Rice begins its 100th football season with a golden “NASAversary” celebration commemorating its 50-year collaboration with the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. In a September 1962 speech at Rice Stadium, President John F. Kennedy said famously, “We choose to go to the moon in…

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