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Our Sponsors

We are proud to recognize and thank our sponsors who help the Strange Matter exhibition reveal the amazing worlds of materials science. We also thank our partners and friends.





3M is a $16 billion diversified technology company with operations in more than 60 countries. For nearly a century, 3M's culture has fostered creativity, producing more than 50,000 innovative products.





Dow is a leading science and technology company that provides innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products, serving customers in more than 170 countries.




Through supporting the arts and humanities, Ford Motor Company Fund
hopes to promote a deeper understanding of our communities and ourselves. Ford Motor Company Fund is committed to creating opportunities that stimulate creativity and innovation. Find out more about that commitment.



Intel collaborates with educators to increase the effective use of technology in education. The goal is to prepare students for the knowledge-based economy and help realize their full potential.




Rio Tinto Alcan, the global leader in the aluminum industry, is based in Montreal with 24,000 dedicated employees worldwide.


In addition to our sponsors, these partners have worked to create this Web site.



Ontario Science Centre


The Ontario Science Centre's mission is to delight, inform and challenge visitors through engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science and technology.

The Centre has drawn more than 36 million visitors from around the world since opening in 1969. Each year, a million people - including 200,000 students - explore and enjoy the Centre's exhibits, demonstrations, programs and Omnimax films.




Materials Research Society


The Materials Research Society is a non-profit organization that brings together scientists, engineers and researchers from industry, government and academia to share findings in the research and development of new materials of technological importance.

From its founding in 1973, the MRS has grown to almost 14,500 members from the United States and over 50 other countries. The Society focuses on encouraging communication and technical information exchange across the various fields of science affecting materials.




National Science Foundation


The NSF is an independent agency of the U.S. Government, established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950. Its mission is to promote the progress of science, to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare and to secure the national defense.

The material in this web site is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0000586. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.



The Materials Research Society Web Review Team

  • MRS Headquarters: Bob Braughler, Betsy Fleischer, Gopal Rao, Richard Souza
  • Stephen Streiffer - Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.
  • Colleen Blair - Fort Worth Museum of Science and Industry, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Natalie Rusk - MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Shenda Baker - Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California
  • Johanna Jones - Randi Korn & Associates, Washington, D.C.

The Ontario Science Centre Web Production Team

  • Ken Dickson - Programmer / Architect
  • Donna Francis - Science Advisor
  • Daryl Gray - Writer
  • Sabrina Greupner - Writer
  • Devon Hamilton - Science Advisor
  • Valerie Hatten - Librarian
  • Steve Karpik - Project Manager
  • Ana Klasnja - Multimedia Producer
  • Zoran Miscevic - Science Advisor
  • Jerry Newton - Designer
  • Kathy Nicholaichuk - Video
  • Kevin von Appen - Producer


We'd also like to thank:

  • Tammy teWinkel, Diana Whiffen and Gary Watson, Quarry Integrated Communications Inc.
  • The students and teachers of McKee Public School, Toronto, Ontario
  • The students of the Ontario Science Centre Science School
  • Eric Werwa - Congressional Office, Washington, D.C.

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