The Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) performs innovative multidisciplinary science focused on discovery and engineering of emergent materials to enable novel phenomena and phases. CEM research improves understanding and control of magnetism in novel materials and materials systems, and explores emergent electronic and magnetic phenomena. Interdisciplinary teams of faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers address the multi-faceted scientific issues this challenge presents by integrating materials synthesis/growth, characterization, novel probe development, and theory and modeling. CEM seeks to enhance the strong scientific community essential to the future of this endeavor through vigorous engagement in improving participation by the relatively untapped resources of women and underrepresented minorities. CEM’s programs integrate the excitement and potential of the Center’s research into public outreach and education programs that dovetail with recruitment and teaching of diverse communities at all levels—from K-12 students extending through undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs.