The Department of Materials Science & Engineering was founded in August 2004 with a generous gift from the Micron Technology Foundation. Today, it is a dynamic, young department with 20 faculty members and researchers working in areas such as nuclear fuels and materials, biomaterials, glasses, semiconductors, nanofabrication, electronic memories, computational modeling, and magnetic materials.
The Department is growing fast; the undergraduate program has nearly tripled in size in the last four years. Despite this rapid growth, class sizes are small and students enjoy a very low faculty-to-student ratio. In fact, graduates report that their access to faculty and the great faculty-student interaction was a highlight of their academic careers here at Boise State.