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Check back here for the latest releases as Strange Matter tours North America.

Press Releases about the Exhibition

Strange Matter at the Science Museum of Minnesota
January 13, 2006

Strange Matter at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham
July 30, 2005

Strange Matter at Cranbrook Institute of Science
May 10, 2005

Strange Matter at the Dallas Museum of Natural History
May 20, 2005

Strange Matter at the Discovery Centre
October 2, 2004

Strange Matter at the Museum of Science
October 2, 2004

Explore "Experience Pods" at Strange Matter at the Museum of Science
October 2, 2004

Strange Matter at the National Atomic Museum
February 1, 2004

Strange Matter and the Materials Science Community
February 1, 2004

Strange Matter at the Liberty Science Center
November 28, 2003

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 2005 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 2004 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 2004 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 2003-2004 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, March 28, 2005 issue, 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" — one of only 25 sites chosen in 2003. ALA also selected Strange Matter as its May 2004 website of the month.

  • 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" for September 2, 2003.

  • The Exploratorium added to their "Ten Cool Sites" list for August/September 2003.

  • The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for educators listed in its "Digital Dozen" in September 2003.

  • 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