With the theme, “MatEnvision: Reimagining Materials Science and Engineering in the ‘New Normal,’” the University of the Philippines Materials Science Society will hold the Materials Science and Engineering Summit 2021 on April 10, 17, and 24.
The event has been the flagship event of the organization since 2014, aimed to promote the advancements of materials science and engineering to a greater audience. Since then, it became the country’s premier gathering for MSE enthusiasts where attendees can compete, engage in a series of educational discussions, and introduce the field to high school students.
The summit will kick off with the MSE Symposium, a series of talks that will celebrate Filipino innovators and advancements in the field that made an impact during a global pandemic. It will be followed by a Research Fair, a competition where high school students will present scientific works and projects about MSE.
MatEnvision will feature two new events: the Poster-Making Competition and the Materials Case Quest. The Poster-Making Competition is a digital art contest for artistic scientists. The Materials Case Quest, on the other hand, is a problem-solving competition where participants will provide a solution for a hypothetical problem using MSE concepts.
MSE Summit 2021 will be executed purely online. The Symposium will be held via Zoom on April 10 and 17. Meanwhile, the finals round for the Research Fair and Materials Case Quest, alongside the awarding ceremonies, will be on April 24. Others may also watch the livestream of the event on the Materials Science and Engineering Summit Facebook page.
The MSE Summit 2021 is co-presented by Dream Big Branding, in cooperation with Shimadzu Philippines, and is sponsored by Ravicon Builders. The event is also done in partnership with the American Concrete Institute Philippines – Federation of Student Leaders, the E-waste Project, and the UST Association of Civil Engineering Students. Other publicity partners include the Ateneo Mathematics Society, Deli Stationery PH, and UP Aggregates Inc. The online media partners are MovePH, INQUIRER.net, POP!, and When in Manila.