Groups + Resources for Graduate Students
The Materials Graduate Organization (MatGO) is the graduate student group within the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Group in Penn Engineering. MatGO is dedicated to building social connections within the department and providing professional development opportunities. Our social events include Tuesday afternoon coffee hours, wine tasting, and a summer barbecue where you can connect with peers in a more relaxed setting. We also have several intramural sports teams with delightfully puny names, e.g. our softball team is the Infrared Sox. MatGO, in conjunction with faculty and staff, also coordinates professional development and networking opportunities to learn about opportunities and career paths after graduate school. Current activities include lunches with seminar speakers and discussions with alumni. Perhaps most importantly, MatGO mentors the first-year graduate students as they transition from undergraduate to graduate students, select research advisors, prepare for the qualifying exams and the qualifying courses, and acclimate to Penn and Philadelphia. MatGO also coordinates activities with other graduate student organizations on campus (GSEG, AWE, and GAPSA).
MatGO is open to all Master’s, PhD, and visiting graduate students. We look forward to seeing you at Penn MSE!
Dr. I-Wei Chen
Professor and Graduate Group Chair
Dr. Mahadevan Khantha
Senior Lecturer, Faculty Advisor and Master’s Program Advisor
Office: 221 LRSM
Ms. Irene Clements
Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: Room 201, LRSM