As members of a co-op program, Materials Engineering undergraduates benefit from industry experience as a part of their studies. Students are able to network and learn about different industries through career fairs, panelist events and industry tours. While Materials Engineering students can always benefit from the resources available to all McGill Engineering students, the Materials Engineering Undergraduate Society (MEUS) also organizes industry tours, alumni events and panelist discussions pertinent to Materials Engineering.
Sixteen undergraduate and graduate students from the McGill’s Materials Engineering Program and MetSoc student chapter were given the opportunity to tour Bombardier’s Saint-Laurent Manufacturing Centre and learn how an airplane is built from scratch, about the importance of developing new materials for the future and the meaning of teamwork to achieve the impossible! An enjoyable time was had by all. Bombardier has welcomed our students back again for future industrial tours as they can help students visualize their future careers as engineers.
(Featured left) Kevin Han, co-founder AON3D spoke at McGill as part of the McGill Faculty of Engineering's Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub (EngInE) Speaker Series on Monday, October 30, 2017. He shared his experiences on starting his company and on being an entrepreneur. AON3D is a manufacturer of industrial 3D printers. Based in Montreal, Han is an alumni of the Y Combinator program, and an engineer from McGill's Materials Engineering Co-op Program (2014).
If you have an connection or idea for an industry tour, let your MEUS representatives know!