The Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and National Science Foundation (NSF) are sponsoring this contest to pursue the goals of the Materials Genome Initiative. The focus is to seek novel uses of accessible digital data to advance Materials Science and Engineering knowledge, and accelerate the transition to industrial applications. Submissions will be accepted through March 31, 2016. For more information, please visit www.challenge.gov. A Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge Resource page has been compiled to provide links to data, informatics tools and related information to support participation.
White House releases Materials Genome Initiative Strategic Plan The plan highlights four sets of goals of the MGI and serves as a framework for Federal agencies as they work to execute on the goals of MGI. To read the report in full, click here.
MGI Regional Workshop Executive Report Released Thought leaders and materials experts from academia, government, and industry in the Southeastern United States participated in a regional workshop hosted by the Georgia Institute for Technology in March 2014. The workshop aimed to explore pathways for accelerating materials design, development and deployment that leveraged existing regional resources and areas of opportunity. To read the executive summary of the significant findings from the workshop, click here.
MGI Accelerator Workshop This workshop brought together 150 thought leaders and stakeholders from academia, industry and government across the USA to explore how distributed experimental, computational, and materials information infrastructure might be networked to most efficiently realize the MGI vision. This workshop, held on June 5-6, 2014 was co-organized by Georgia Tech, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Michigan, initiated the national dialogue regarding the accelerator network concept, as highlighted in the June 24, 2013 2ndOSTP press release on the 2nd anniversary of MGI. To view more information, including the full report, click here.
President Obama announces a $150M expansion in the Materials Genome Initiative The Obama Administration is announcing new actions by the Federal government and new commitments from Mayors and local leaders around the country who, following the President’s call to action, are investing locally in manufacturing. To read more, click here.
White House Resources and References
- The Material Genome Initiative website
- Blog: Materials Genome Initiative: A Renaissance of American Manufacturing
- Blog: Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competitiveness
- Blog: New Commitments Support Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative
- Blog: Support Grows for President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative
- Blog: $25M in Research Awards to Advance Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative