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NAMES 2020
11th North American Materials Education Symposium

COVID-19 Important Information!

The health and safety of all attendees is of paramount importance. Following recommendations from Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health authorities we have made the hard decision to cancel the 2020 Materials Education Symposia. This includes both the International and North American events.

We will be scheduling mini online events for 2020 and look forward to continuing the series in 2021.

For anyone that had registered for IMES 2020 or NAMES 2020, you will be contacted shortly with next steps.

If you would like any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

August 6-7, 2020

In August 2020, the 11th North American Materials Education Symposium will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. This is the latest in an established series. The North American event is one of a worldwide series of three Symposia.


Prof. Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and member of the Symposia Academic Advisory Committee, talks about his project-based learning activities.

2019 speakers included:

Prof. William Nix, Stanford University

Prof. Steve Yalisove, University of Michigan

Dr. Prith Banerjee, CTO at ANSYS, Inc.

Prof. Donna Ebenstein, Bucknell University


Prof. Mike Ashby, University of Cambridge

Ms. Emily White, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Dr. Waguih Ishak, Chief Technologist - S&T Division VP, Corning Inc.

Prof. James Shackelford, University of California


Quotes from previous attendees:

"I once again found the NAMES gathering to be an exceptional opportunity to share best practices and new ideas with fellow materials educators."
Prof James Shackelford, UC Davis

"This year's Symposium was stimulating and delightful; it gave participants an opportunity to rub shoulders with colleagues, make new friends, and learn about innovations in materials education."
Prof  William Callister, University of Utah


The 10th International Materials Education Symposium
(IMES 2018)