In a recent White House progress report on the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University is credited for its commitment to releasing the computational materials teaching modules it has developed and tested in undergraduate courses. This effort will help equip students with the simulation and modeling skills necessary for a next-generation materials science workforce.
MGI was launched in 2011 by President Barack Obama as a commitment to advanced materials discovery, innovation, manufacture, and commercialization. The initiative encourages increased collaboration between Federal agencies, industry, professional societies, and academia. For more information on other efforts in the Materials Genome Initiative, visit MRS Bulletin.