Materials Engineering is so much a part of our daily lives that it is very often difficult for people to immediately identify them. Ever heard of the saying, "Can't see the forest for the trees?" Well, that's very much the situation of informing people about how involved their lives are all day -- every day with materials.
William Shakespeare coined the phrase "...such stuff as dreams are made on." Well, "materials" is the "stuff" that is the critical component that determines whether a product works as planned, or fails. To illustrate this, the Purdue MSE students have done some research to inform us all about the impact of common materials in our daily lives. Check out the categories.....maybe you can send us some of your own!
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