Summer School for Integrated Computational Materials Education

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Update on 4/26/2024: There are a still few available spots in the dorm accommodation, and applications are reviewed on a rolling bases.

ICMEd 2024 will begin on June 10, 2024. The second week is optional for faculty and senior researchers. Graduate students and postdocs are required to attend both weeks (June 10-June 21, 2024).

The application information is now available. If you are interested in future events, please join the email list

Our 2023 event took place successfully from June 12 to June 23, 2023! If you are interested in the past course content, please see Downloads.

Computational approaches have transformed many scientific and engineering disciplines in the last decade. While the complexity of the physics and multiscale nature of materials makes modeling challenging, modern methods of computational materials science are also beginning to produce widespread impact in the design and development of new materials. Thus, a recent survey performed and published in JOM, as well as the National Academy of Engineering Report, clearly indicates the need for integration of computational techniques into undergraduate MSE curricula. To address the challenges in this integration, the “Summer School for Integrated Computational Materials Education,” is a two-week program that includes a “crash course” on computational materials science and engineering (CMSE) and focus sessions on educational modules that can be adopted into existing core courses. These computational module can be implemented into undergraduate-level thermodynamics, kinetics, material physics, and mechanical behavior courses. The second week of the summer school is designed to train graduate students and postdocs to teach these modules to undergraduate students and include practice teaching and feedback sessions.