Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building efficiency, transportation, and many other critical needs in today's society. MADMEC invites student teams to develop and build prototypes that address these and more challenges.

MADMEC is a joint venture between MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Saint Gobain, and the Dow Chemical Company. The theme of this year's contest is "Materials Solutions for Sustainability." MADMEC challenges students to engage in prototyping, design and device fabrication, while utilizing principles of materials science to find solutions in the fields of energy, habitat, environment, housing.

The top three MADMEC teams win prizes of $10,000, $6,000, and $4,000.