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Materials Science and Engineering Certificate Program

The Certificate Program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) introduces undergraduate students to the world of materials. The program consists of core courses, departmental electives and research with PRISM faculty in engineering and science departments. The breadth and flexibility of the program accommodates a wide range of interests and backgrounds, and gives students both the theoretical foundation and practical knowledge needed to appreciate the rapidly developing field of modern materials.  

In addition to formal courses, the MSE program coordinates many informal fun events related to the world of materials. These include

  • Fall and Spring Open Houses (learn how to make and eat liquid nitrogen ice cream)
  • Pizza with Professors
  • Field trips to key institutions which depend on materials such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, DuPont, Shiseido Cosmetics Factory, ExxonMobil, the Bent Spoon
  • Outreach Volunteer opportunities such as science fair judges, Science & Engineering Expo
  • Study Breaks

For more events see the student-run Princeton chapter of the Materials Research Society

MSE 302 student in lab
student working in the MSE 302 lab

Annual 2011 MET trip
Prof. Sturm describes solar panels
Prof. Sturm talks about solar panels

Field trip to Bell Labs