MADMEC is a team-based contest that challenges students to design and execute materials prototypes to solve sustainability problems. This include solutions for habitat, climate justice, and environmental equity. Past projects have addressed energy storage, building efficiency, transportation, and many other critical needs in our society.

MADMEC teams have gone on to win the MassChallenge, the MIT 100K, the Clean Energy Prize, the Intel Make it Wearable competition, and several NSF-SBIR grants. At least six startups have their roots in the competition.

Although MADMEC is aimed at students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering graduate and undergraduate students, MIT students from other departments are welcome. If your innovative idea needs materials scientists to bring it to life, consider forming a team and participating in the contest.