The purpose of this workshop is to mobilize the mathematical sciences
community to respond to the opportunities created under the Materials
Genome Initiative (MGI). The planned workshop will gather researchers
in mathematical sciences and those in materials sciences from academic
institutions, industry and national laboratories, as well as
representatives from US government agencies and professional societies.
The goal is to foster the involvement of the community in the MGI. The
desired outcome is interdisciplinary research activities that address
the new upcoming challenges in materials research, and the development
of new mathematical tools to meet these challenges. The workshop
program, which includes scientific presentations, panel discussions, and
informal discussions, has been designed to identify research
opportunities and to provide networking opportunities for researchers.
An educational component of the workshop will foster dialog and explore
modes of collaboration with community colleges in developing curricula
to prepare future workforce to meet the employment opportunities brought
about by the MGI.