Materials Science and Engineering Class Day

Materials science is an "enabling discipline,” Dean Emily A. Carter told the audience gathered for the annual symposium of Princeton’s materials institute last week. It allows researchers, students and entrepreneurs from widely different fields to come together to create new technologies and solutions to difficult societal problems. 

“This institute is essential,” Carter, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, told the crowd gathered on March 26 in Maeder Hall. “It is the connective tissue for the rest of the University.”

This year’s symposium, on March 26 and 27, marked several years of growth for the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, which has expanded and opened new facilities. Craig Arnold, the institute director, said the resurgence builds on Princeton’s long history of leadership in the field.  

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