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Strange Matter is a traveling exhibition developed by the Ontario Science Centre and presented by the Materials Research Society with the support of the National Science Foundation.

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Awards & Recognition for Strange Matter


  • The American Society of Association Executives chose the Strange Matter exhibition project to receive an Award of Excellence in its Associations Advance America Awards. Strange Matter was recognized for advancing American society with innovative programs in areas like education, skills training, standard setting, citizenship and community service. Strange Matter was also considered for the association's highest level of recognition, the Summit Award.

  • Scientific selected Strange Matter for its Science & Technology Web Awards—one of 50 websites deemed to be the most innovative, creative and valuable as science and technology resources for their readers.

  • American Alliance of Museums awarded Strange Matter a Bronze MUSE Award in recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the Use of Media and Technology for the Interpretation and Education in Science.

  • A Golden Web Award was awarded by the International Association of Webmasters and Designers "in recognition of creativity, integrity and excellence on the Web."


  • Newsweek magazine recommended the Strange Matter website as an educational and fun site.

  • Strange Matter website was selected as a Yahoo! Pick.

  • The American Association for Advancement of Science recommends Strange Matter for use in the classroom. It is now featured among the recommended resources on Science NetLinks, a comprehensive homepage for science educators created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • American Library Association selected Strange Matter as a "Great Website For Kids".

  • Yahooligans, a guide for children, recognized the site as a valuable resource for science, nature and engineering.

  • The Washington Times called this an awesome immersion in the science of materials.

  • listed this site as one of their "Hot Sites".

  • The Exploratorium added to their "Ten Cool Sites" list.

  • The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for educators listed in its "Digital Dozen".

  • The U.S. National Science Teachers Association listed this site as a teacher resource.

  • California-based Blue Web'n—a "library of blue-ribbon learning sites"—gave this site a "Hot" 5-Star rating!

  • The University of Cambridge's Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy added to their list of recommended web links.


Anita B. Miller
Manager, Marketing and Communications, Materials Research Society

Tel: 724-779-2754
Fax: 724-779-8313