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May 31 Application Deadline
New Grant Opportunity Focuses on Light Metals Education
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM...
Educational Resources for Modern Light Metals is an initiative geared to producing supplemental resources for undergraduate and community college introductory courses on physical science, materials science, and light metals. The program’s objective is to move beyond the traditional online course experience to create active and engaging “resource modules” that will help students understand why light metals are important to modern society, highlight recent advancements in materials research, and introduce key material behaviors of light metals. The modules will also be suitable for use by professionals in the metals industry.
A collaborative effort of TMS, the Alcoa Foundation, the Metals Service Center Institute, and the Materials Research Society Foundation, the program has issued a request for proposals for the development of these resource modules. Proposals and supporting documents must be submitted via the online application system. no later than 5:00 pm (ET), May 31, 2013.
The resource modules will be comprised of the following components:
Grants will be awarded in the following areas:
- Short 10-15-minute introductory videos by materials experts
- Short 10-15-minute commentaries on modern materials research by materials experts
- A series of demonstration resources that can be used in the classroom, as a supplement to textbooks or for self-paced study
- Short question and answer (Q&A) segment(s) and suggestions for additional resources
INTRODUCTION TO LIGHT METALS
- One 10-15-minute introductory video: “Characterization of Light Metals”: $10,000
- One 10-15-minute introductory video: “Applications of Light Metals”: $10,000
- One 10-15-minute commentary: “Research Challenges for Light Metals”: $10,000
- One 10-15-minute introductory video: “The Importance of Sustainable Design”: $10,000
- One 10-15-minute commentary: “Research Challenges to Achieve Sustainable Design”: $10,000
A collection of resource modules (videos, models, interactive resources), each less than five minutes in length, with accompanying Q&A and suggested references provided in PDF format. Each resource module will be funded at $5,000. Relevant subject matter includes:
For additional information on Educational Resources for Modern Light Metals and to review the grant evaluation process and criteria, visit the program program website.
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