The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) launched the MIT and Dow Materials Engineering Contest (MADMEC), co-sponsored by Dow Chemical Company and DMSE. The theme of MADMEC's first year is alternative energy: The contest invites groups of students to design and build devices that harness, store or exploit sources of alternative energy through principles of materials science. The top three teams will win $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 prizes. Proposals for entry in MADMEC are due May 18. Semifinals are scheduled for Aug. 8, and the MADMEC finals will be held on Sept. 25.
For more information, go to dmse.mit.edu/madmec.