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Materials engineering alumnus Bob Adams polishes the stainless-steel part of “Atom Shifter”

Man of Steel

Materials engineering alumnus Bob Adams polishes the stainless-steel part of “Atom Shifter,” a sculpture he helped build with designer and classmate Steve Paterson to honor the MATE Department’s first chair R.C. Wiley and the department's 60th Anniversary.

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pictures of students presenting their senior projects

Sponsor a Senior Project

Ideas and sponsorship are welcome! Help provide our soon-to-be-grads with real-world projects and connect them with professionals in industry.

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MATE Professor Mohsen Kivy Publishes Tool

Mohsen Kivy and a team of researchers from Cal Poly and Purdue University published “Random and Special Quasirandom Structure Generator” on Nanohub.

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Learn by Doing

Materials engineering students engage in hands-on learn by doing from Week of Welcome to graduation.

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pictures of hooks forged and crafted by Bill Forgeng, picture of him working in the blacksmith shop

The Forgeng Legacy

Dr. William "Bill" Forgeng taught in MATE for 17 years. We have a metallography fund, a scholarship, and a photo contest in his memory.

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George T. Murray's Obituary

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