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nanoHUB is the Top Computational Materials Science Resource, According to Study

nanoHUB was recently listed as the most familiar and widely used resource for Computational Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) education in the United States.

According to a 2018 paper published in The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 100% of the respondents were aware of nanoHUB, and 93% reported using it. [Source: Enrique, R.A., Asta, M. & Thornton, K. JOM (2018) 70: 1644. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-018-2989-7]

Table 1. CMSE resources that computational faculty are aware of and/or use in the classroom
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The survey was conducted by Raúl A. Enrique and Katsuyo Thornton of the University of Michigan, and Mark Asta of the University of California at Berkeley. It asked department chairs, faculty, and employers in the Materials Science field to rate the importance of incorporating CMSE into undergraduate curricula, ways in which it could be incorporated, current offerings in CMSE, software tools that are taught and used, and more.

According to the research paper, "The responses from the computational faculty point to a continued need for modules, including software tools and educational materials, that can be readily implemented by materials faculty regardless of their area of expertise."

nanoHUB has been a popular destination for students and educators for more than fifteen years in large part due to its well-curated collection of these educational modules, teaching materials, and computational simulation tools.

Having recently been renewed for the next five years by the NSF, nanoHUB and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology plan to continue making high-quality resources and computing power available to the community, as well as supporting the development of new materials that will keep us on the bleeding edge of nanotechnology research and education for the forseeable future. 

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