Materials Day Connects Penn State’s Research With Industry

Written by Staff Writer

September 7, 2021

In less than a month, Penn State’s annual Materials Day convenes as a hybrid event both virtually and on the University Park campus. On October 12-13, the event will focus on the intersection of materials, manufacturing and sustainability with poster sessions and keynote addresses at University Park’s HUB-Robeson Center on October 12, followed by a reception on the Millennium Science Complex lawn. October 13 will feature a variety of breakout sessions by industry leaders, government experts and Penn State faculty at the Millennium Science Complex.

“The Materials Research Institute (MRI) is a focal point that industry and government can use as a window into this strong portfolio,” says David Fecko, Director of Materials Research Institute (MRI) Industry Collaborations. “It facilitates and supports materials research in over 300 faculty groups from 25 academic departments across Penn State’s campuses. Materials Day highlights many of the important issues and advancements in this portfolio, and we hope that by participating, visitors will learn about our areas of strength and find collaborative opportunities with faculty groups, shared lab facilities and research centers.”

More information, including how to register, can be found at https://www.mri.psu.edu/MaterialsDay. The final event schedule and format will be pending Penn State COVID-19 protocols during event time. Materials Day is organized and produced by the Penn State Materials Research Institute.  

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