MSI PI Develops Science Court to Study Societal Issues

MSI PI Ellad Tadmor (professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics) has developed an honors-level course that allows students to examine hot-button societal issues in detail. The course uses a court model, where the students present the facts they’ve found during the semester and present them to a volunteer jury. Professor Tadmor was interviewed about this course in the Minneapolis StarTribune: Aerospace Engineering Takes Civility to Court at University of Minnesota.

Professor Tadmor uses MSI resources to develop and apply atomistic simulations of materials that span multiple length and time scales.