University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering


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  3. Mission and Vision

Mission:  The Mission of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is to prepare materials engineers and scientists for contributing in a global workplace and society; to transform the future of human well-being through new materials knowledge and technology; to serve as an economic engine; and to contribute to the good of the state, the nation, and the world.  

Vision:  The department of Materials Science and Engineering will be one that:

1. Educates our students with the foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, upon which they can creatively pursue their individual careers;

2. Boosts the broader community by nurturing future leaders and by promoting confidence, inventiveness, citizenship and enterprise among our students;

3. Fosters creative and scholarly research, and provides leadership in our profession;

4. Fosters resources, cooperation, and relationships among academia and industry;

5. Embraces agility:  we will actively evolve and improve in our execution of this mission and vision;

6. Grows our influence by increasing visibility and enhancing relationships with external partners