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Advanced Materials and Processes for a Resilient Society


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
As a nation, America is vulnerable to a variety of threats, including: the ongoing deterioration of infrastructure, the challenges of a changing climate, the cumulative effects of environmental contamination, and the growing scarcity of material and energy resources. Each of these threats targets weaknesses in the built environment, which is defined as the combination of physical infrastructure and the processes that manage inputs of resources and outputs including waste products on which modern society is founded. In order to address these threats, new, more durable materials must be investigated; processes must be discovered that will produce these materials at a reduced energy demand; new strategies by which waste materials can be diverted from disposal sites or transformed into valuable products must be implemented; and a generation of engineers and scientists of diverse backgrounds must be trained with the technical knowledge and professional skills to implement, adapt, and develop these materials and processes.
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Application Deadline: 3/1/2018

Program Dates: 5/21/2018 - 8/2/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Chemistry
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Physics
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Materials Chemistry

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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