About the Lab
The Interactive Materials Education Laboratory (IMEL) is a research group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
We work on projects at the intersection of technology, education, design, and public engagement.
We strive to make science and engineering tangible for everyone.
Professor Carter is recognized as one of DMSE's most innovative instructors. He is a MacVicar Fellow and has received the MIT School of Engineering Bose Teaching Award. His use of Mathematica in the classroom was honored with a Wolfram Innovator Award.
Andrew Ringler is a creative technologist and educator. His work focuses on tangible interfaces that facilitate creation, collaboration, learning, challenge and flow. He builds interactive public installations that allow participants to create their own
novel visual and auditory experiences. He challenges participants to invest time and effort learning new systems collaboratively, and through that investment receive the pride of achievement and the joy of connecting with others. He holds an MFA
in Design from the Dynamic Media Institute of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BS in Computer Science from McGill University.