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College of Engineering Professors Receive an IGEM Award to Collaborate with Local Industry

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Dr. Nader Rafla and Materials Science and Engineering Professor Dr. Peter Mullner received a $418,330 Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) award to support the development of a smart micropump. The IGEM grant program supports research … (Read More) College of Engineering Professors Receive an IGEM Award to Collaborate with Local Industry

Graduate Student Kevin Tolman

 Becoming a Leader in Science and Technology One of the Many Reasons to Explore Materials Science and Engineering Graduate assistant, Kevin Tolman is on a path to success. He realized early on that, in order to excel in the workforce, he … (Read More) Graduate Student Kevin Tolman

Dr. Megan Frary, Outstanding Teacher

The Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering Promotes Student Success Dr. Megan Frary, associate professor in the Micron School of Materials, received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Pacific Northwest Section. The award recognizes outstanding classroom performance among … (Read More) Dr. Megan Frary, Outstanding Teacher

Why Study Materials Science? Spooky Action at a Distance!

Materials science provides solutions to drive modern technology. For example, Paul Simmonds, an assistant professor in the Micron School of Materials, is researching alternatives to standard silicon. Simmonds is looking to use his research in semiconductors and sub-atomic processes to contribute to … (Read More) Why Study Materials Science? Spooky Action at a Distance!