CMI Education and Outreach

The Critical Materials Institute offers a variety of educational opportunities through several partners, including the Colorado School of Mines and Iowa State University.  In addition, CMI experts are available to speak at research conferences, as well as to students of all ages. 

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CMI Educational Opportunities:

The following educational opportunities are offered by CMI TEAM members:

Other CMI Education and Outreach

The CMI education and outreach staff at Colorado School of Mines created museum exhibit on critical materials and rare earths.  To help other people who work with museums, exhibits and outreach, they documented the process and created several reports, which are available online.

The CMI education and outreach staff at Mines reviewed the courses offered by CMI Team Member colleges and universities, and created a course inventory organized by institution and industry segment. This reflects many possible majors for students.

Several CMI partners sponsor regional contests for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl, including The Ames Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

CMI researchers share their expertise with a variety of students, academic experts and industry.  A list of recent education and outreach events is available online.

Also, CMI education and outreach recommendations for a variety of activities for elementary, middle school and high school students are available online.

Other Education and Outreach Resources

CMI recommendations for other sources of education and outreach resources are available online. These include a link to CMI partners, other national laboratories and universities, and professional organizations. 

CMI is gathering input from industry to ensure CMI is providing resources that are needed.  Information can be shared online in the webform.