2013 MRS Fall Meeting

2013 MRS Fall Meeting

December 1, 2013 - December 6, 2013
Boston, MA

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Public Outreach Center Booths

  • Public Outreach Center Booths (including the NISE Network and NanoDays booth)
    Hynes Convention Center,  Level 2, The Hub—Hall D
    Monday, December 2, through Thursday, December 5, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Friday, December 6, 8 a.m. - noon

Public Outreach Presentations

  • Stage Presentation: Should We Hack the Earth's Climate?
    Tuesday, December 3, 2:30-3 p.m.
    Hynes Convention Center, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C, materials2
  • Hands-On Nano Coffee Hours
    Join us throughout the week during the coffee breaks as national science centers, science museums and researchers in partnership with the NISE Network and MRS present stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science and nanotechnology.
    Hynes Convention Center, Level 3, Boylston Street Corridor

    Monday, December 2, through Thursday, December 5, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Monday, December 2, through Wednesday, December 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Student Mixer

  • Monday, December 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Commonwealth
    Mingle with colleagues, enjoy good food and drink and have fun exploring science!
    Are you ready to be amused while challenging your science expertise? Do you want an opportunity to relax with your old friends and make some new ones? Join us at the Student Mixer for good food and drink while exploring interactive science activities.  Sponsored by the NISE Network.

Professional Development

  • Making the Most of Broadcast Media Workshop
    Sunday, Dec. 1, 4-6 p.m  - Sheraton Boston Hotel, 2nd Floor, Back Bay D
    and
    Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m. - Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Beacon A
    In this session, communications expert Tim Miller will discuss some of the principles of creating newsworthy stories from research discoveries. Participants will gain hands-on experience at turning a research paper into a newspaper article or television story and had the opportunity to practice giving a live media interview.
    http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/tools_guides/making_most_broadcast_media_workshop
  • Technical Poster Design Seminar 
    Monday, Dec. 2, 7:30-8:30 a.m. - Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Beacon A
    and
    Wednesday, Dec. 4,  7:30-8:30 a.m - Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Beacon A
    Communications expert Tim Miller will share the basic rules of good poster design and show you some of the most effective tools and techniques for creating technical posters with quality and clarity. Numerous examples of good and bad poster design are critically reviewed. Attendees will leave this session armed with the skills to guarantee that their next scientific poster will stand out in a crowd.
    http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/tools_guides/creating_stunning_scientific_posters_seminar
     
  • Mastering Science Presentations Seminar
    Monday, Dec. 2, 5-6:30 p.m. - Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Beacon A
    and
    Tuesday, Dec. 3 7:30-8:30 a.m - Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Beacon A
    Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Beacon A
    In this session, learn the fundamentals of sharing science as communications expert Tim Miller explains how to choose the very best tools to do the job of communication and reveals some of the tips and tricks that can help you take your scientific presentations to the next level.
    http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/tools_guides/mastering_science_public_presentations_video

 

Education Symposium: MRS Symposium QQ: Advances in Materials Science and Engineering Education and Outreach

Symposium Organizers:

QQ1: Materials Outreach & Extension
Chair: Chuck Stone
Monday AM, December 2, 2013
Hynes, Level 3, Room 303

8:30 AM - *QQ1.01
Development of a Successful Educational Outreach Program: Materials Science & Engineering
Elizabeth  S  Herkenham1.
1,  School of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA.

Show Abstract
9:00 AM - QQ1.02
Philly Materials Day: A Model for Materials Outreach in an Urban University Setting
Christopher  Weyant1, Dorilona  Rose1, Leslie  Anastasio1, Antonios  Zavaliangos1.
1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

9:15 AM - QQ1.03
Engaging Children—Even the Very Young—in Nanoscale Science, Technology, and Engineering
Alexandra  Jackson1, Keith  Ostfeld2.
1,  National Collaborative Projects, Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York, USA; 2,  , Children's Museum of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.

9:30 AM - BREAK

10:00 AM - QQ1.04
Translating Nano Science to Middle School for Teachers in Under-Served Communities: Data from the First 2 Years of SECME Summer Institutes for the Tuskegee Nano Bio Science Math Science Partnership for the Alabama Black Belt
Michele  L.  Williams1, Shaik  Jeelani2.
1,  Georgia Tech College of Engineering, SECME, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 2,  Center for Advanced Materials, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA.

10:15 AM - QQ1.05
Is There Nano in Your Cell Phone? A Materials Science Based Curriculum Module for Middle School Students
Curtis  Shannon1, Christopher  Easley1, Virginia  Davis2.
1,  Chemistry & Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA; 2,  Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA.

10:30 AM - QQ1.06
Introduction of Osmosis and Diffusion to Middle School Students via 5-E Model
Dorothy  B.  Payne1.
1,  Biological Sciences, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

10:45 AM - QQ1.07
Development of Community Led Renewable Energy Projects
Jose  A  Mawyin1, Anna  Krzywoszynska2, Alastair  Buckley1, Nicky  Gregson2, Matt  Watson1, Helen  Holmes1, Prue  Chiles1.
1,  Physics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom; 2,  Geography, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom.

11:00 AM - QQ1.08
Making Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Outreach Inclusive
Brad  Herring3, Vrylena  Olney2, Alexandra  Jackson1.
1,  National Collaborative Projects, Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York, USA; 2,  , Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 3,  , Museum of Life and Science, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

QQ2: New Approaches to Teaching & Learning
Chair: Chuck Stone
Monday PM, December 2, 2013
Hynes, Level 3, Room 303

1:30 PM - *QQ2.01
The Importance of Stuff
Mark  Miodownik1.
1,  Institute of Making, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

2:00 PM - QQ2.02
Assessment of a ``Flipped Classroom" Approach to a Large-Lecture Introductory Materials Course
Christopher  Weyant1.
1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

2:15 PM - QQ2.03
Computation in the Materials Science and Engineering Core
Michael  L.  Falk1, Alejandra  Magana2, Michael  Reese1.
1,  , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 2,  , Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

2:30 PM - BREAK

3:00 PM - QQ2.04
Materials, Measurement, and Error: Comparative Class Data and Scientific Argumentation via a Cloud-Based Application
Scott  A.  Sinex1, Theodore  L.  Chambers1, Joshua  B.  Halpern2.
1,  Physical Sciences & Engineering, Prince George's Community College, Largo, Maryland, USA; 2,  Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

3:15 PM - QQ2.05
The Role of Collaborative Student Research on the Development of 21st Century Skills
Deborah  A  Day1 2, Nicole  Ferrari2 3, Heather  Edgecumbe2 3, Catherine  M.  Koehler4, Jaquelynn  Garofano2 3, Christine  Broadbridge2 3.
1,  Science Research Program, Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA; 2,  Physics, Southern CT State University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 3,  Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP), Yale University and Southern CT State University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 4,  Department of Science Education & Environmental Studies, Southern CT State University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

3:30 PM - QQ2.06
Innovative Collaborative Development and Sharing of Educational Resources Online
Catherine  McCarthy1.
1,  , Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.

3:45 PM - QQ2.07
Implementation of Inquiry-Based Chemistry/Nanotechnology Independent Research Program at Specialized High Schools
Deok-Yang  Kim1.
1,  , Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.

4:00 PM - QQ2.08
Effect of Student-Led Undergraduate Research Experience on Learning and Attitudes --A Practice in An Introductory Materials Science Course
Yuanyuan  Zhou1, Jefferey  Froyd1, Raymundo  Arroyave1, Miladin  Radovic1.
1,  Machanical Engineering, TAMU, College Station, Texas, USA.

 

QQ3: Best Practices for Educational Effectiveness
Chair: Kevin Dilley
Tuesday AM, December 3, 2013
Hynes, Level 3, Room 303

8:30 AM - *QQ3.01
Best Practices Enabled by Science Museum and Research Center Partnerships in Informal Nanotechnology Education
Larry  Bell1.
1,  Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

9:00 AM - QQ3.02
Living in a Material World: Materials Engineering as a General Education Course on Technology
Katherine  Chen1.
1,  Materials Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

9:15 AM - QQ3.03
Enhancing Engineering Research - Skills through Art
Georgios  Pyrgiotakis1, Garry  Scheiffele2, Brij  Moudgil2 3.
1,  Enviromental Health, HSPH, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  Particle Engineering Research Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA; 3,  Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

9:30 AM - BREAK

10:00 AM - QQ3.04
Twelve Years Technology-Enabled Enhancement and Sharing of a Materials Characterization Course by Five Virginia Universities
Michael  J.  Kelley1.
1,  Applied Science, College of William & Mary, Newport News, Virginia, USA.

10:15 AM - QQ3.05
Challenges of International Education of Highly Specialized Topics of Materials Science and Engineering
Himanshu  Jain1 2, William  Heffner2.
1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA; 2,  International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

10:30 AM - QQ3.06
Providing Laboratory Internships for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Undergraduates
Peggy  Cebe1, Seyhan  Ince  Gunduz1, Terry  Haas2, Wenwen  Huang1, Qian  Ma1, Bin  Mao1, Roger  Tobin1, Regina  Valluzzi1.
1,  Physics and Astronomy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  Chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

10:45 AM - QQ3.07
Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Materials Research via Collaboration and Computational Methods
Todd  C.  Schwendemann1, Eric  Gossett1 3, Jana  Dodson3, Tom  Sadowski1, Alexis  Ernst1 3, Carol  Jenkins1, Sungwoo  Sohn4, Jan  Schroers2 4, Christine  Broadbridge1 2.
1,  Physics, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 2,  Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP), Yale University / SCSU, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 3,  CRISP Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Yale University / SCSU, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 4,  Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

11:00 AM - QQ3.08
Teaching to the Gaps in Nanobiotech Education; Case Study: Phase Contrast Enhancement is Truly Limited by Materials Design in Diagnostic Imaging
Brian  Love1 2.
1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; 2,  Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

11:15 AM - QQ3.09
Science and Engineering Professional Societies’ Diversity, Equity, and Outreach Efforts: A Panel Discussion
Magaly  Spector1, Dawnielle  Farrar-Gaines2, Todd  Osman3.
1,  Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA; 2,  Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, District of Columbia, USA; 3,  , Material Research Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

QQ4: Impact of Hands-On Demonstrations
Chair: Kevin Dilley
Tuesday PM, December 3, 2013
Hynes, Level 3, Room 303

1:30 PM - *QQ4.01
Material Matters in the Physics Classroom
Chris  Chiaverina1. 1,  Science, New Trier High School, Winnetka, Illinois, USA.

2:00 PM - QQ4.02
Low-Cost, Experimental Curriculum in Material Science Using Candy Glass and Home-Built Apparatus
William  R.  Heffner1, Himanshu  Jain1.
1,  Int. Materials Inst. for Glass, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

2:15 PM - QQ4.03
The Nanostructure of Abalone Seashells for All Ages
Shannon  McGee1, Curtis  Shannon2, Christopher  J.  Easley2, Virginia  A.  Davis1.
1,  Department of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn University, Alabama, USA; 2,  Department of Chemistry, Auburn University, Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

2:30 PM - BREAK

3:00 PM - QQ4.04
The NANOLAB Project: Educational Nanoscience at High School
Annamaria  Lisotti1 2 3, Valentina  De Renzi1 2, Guido  Goldoni1 2.
1,  Physics, Informatics and maths, University of Modena and Reggio E, Modena, Italy; 2,  , CNR NANO S3, Modena, Italy; 3,  , PhD School in Physics and Nanoscience, University of Modena and Reggio E., Modena, Italy.

3:15 PM - QQ4.05
SCIENCountErs: A Hands-On after School Program to Teach Middle School Students about Science and Engineering
Andrew  Greenberg1, Elvin  Morales2, Francisca  Jofre2, John  W  Moore2.
1,  Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; 2,  Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

3:30 PM - QQ4.06
Hydroglyphics: Demonstration of Selective Wetting on Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Surfaces
Philseok  Kim1, Jack  Alvarenga1, Joanna  Aizenberg1, Raymond  S.  Sleeper2.
1,  Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  , Merrimack High School, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA.

3:45 PM - QQ4.07
How Catalyst Works in Water Splitting - Improving Performance with Nano-Scale Structures
Shoieb  Shaik1 2, Dawen  Li1 2, Scott  Wehby3, Bharat  Soni3.
1,  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; 2,  Center for Materials for Information Technology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; 3,  Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

 

QQ5: In-Room Poster Session: Materials Education & Outreach Demonstrations & Posters
Wednesday AM, December 4, 2013
Hynes, Level 3, Room 300

8:30 AM - Demonstrations and Light Refreshments

9:15 AM - QQ5.01
Home-Built Apparatus for Measuring Thermal Conductivity of Glass and Polymer Materials
William  R.  Heffner1, Shera  Demchak2, Raymond  Pearson1, John  W.  Scruggs3. 1,  Int. Materials Inst. for Glass, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA; 2,  Chemistry, University Of MA, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA; 3,  Physics, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA.

9:15 AM - QQ5.02
Funds Support for Prosperity of Materials Science and Its Academic Journals in China
Yingjiang  Shi1, Guocui  Qi1., 1,  , Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research, Xi'an, China.

9:15 AM - QQ5.03
A NanoBio Science Partnership for the Alabama Black Belt Region
Carol  Banks1, Shaik  Jeelani1.
1,  , Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA.

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About MRS: Starting with just four symposia in 1983, the MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit has grown to over 50 symposia and over 5,000 attendees. Held annually in San Francisco’s Moscone West convention hall, MRS Spring Meetings are essential events for discovering and presenting the very latest developments in materials research.  www.mrs.org