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Jumping, Spinning, Biking - All Require Strong Materials

November 01, 2007

Author: Pat Anderson, Boise State University Materials Advantage chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2007 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

If you stop and think about the things around you, you will discover that most of them need to be strong. But what does it mean to be strong? In materials science, the word strong can be used to describe lots of different properties, or characteristics of materials.

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