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Meeting 2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Preparing Undergraduate and Graduate Students - And the Faculty Who Prepare Them - For Materials Careers (A Symposium Held in the Memory and Honor of Elizabeth Judson)
Sponsorship
Organizer(s) Jeffery Fergus, Auburn University
Allison Polasik
Marian S. Kennedy, Clemson University
Scope The Elizabeth Judson Memorial symposium was first held in 2011 to help academic engineering program learn about ABET and prepare for ABET accreditation evaluation visits but has evolved to include other aspects of education.

The materials community is responsible for both pushing the understanding of the structure-processing-properties paradigm and producing a workforce ready to generate technological change in future generations. This symposium is dedicated to understanding and improving how we prepare students (and the faculty who prepare them) for materials careers. Talks are solicitated from both educational researchers and practitioners taking part in iterative cycles of intervention and assessment so that the community can learn from their pioneering approaches and findings. In addition, speakers are expected to highlight how the community is evolving to external forces such as the recent emergence of ChaptGPT. Since a robust workforce needs participants at a range of educational levels, this symposium will highlight innovations in undergraduate, graduate and faculty programs within the field of materials science and engineering. Special attention will be given to new pedagogical approaches that engage undergraduate and graduate students in materials science and engineering fields. This symposium will also provide a forum for changes in ABET accreditation criteria and processes.

Abstract submissions are encouraged for the following topics:
• Changes in ABET accreditation criteria and processes
• Assessment, reflection, and innovation related to accreditation of graduate programs
• Professional formation of materials engineers through curricular or extracurricular design.
• Broadening and refining of materials science curricula to meet evolving workforce needs and competencies. Examples might include the addition, subtraction or realignment of courses

Abstracts Due 07/01/2024
Proceedings Plan Undecided
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