• People who are well trained and well motivated, and who have effective leadership skills, are the basis for success in any technological endeavor. The universities, industry, and government all have important roles in ensuring the availability and intelligent employment of materials science and engineering personnel. Communication and personnel interchange are fundamental to successful technology transfer within a company or between institutions. All parties in materials science and engineering should work to encourage communication and a sense of community in ventures aimed at enhancement of U.S. industrial competitiveness.

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