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2007 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 26 - 30, 2007  | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 Duane Dimos, Mary Galvin, David Mooney, Konrad Samwer

Symposium W : Forum on Materials Science and Engineering Education for 2020

2007-11-27   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Laura M. Bartolo Kent State University
Katherine C. Chen California Polytechnic State University
M. Grant Norton Washington State University
Greta M. Zenner University of Wisconsin-Madison
W1: Bringing Materials Science and Nano to the General Public
Session Chairs
Ethan Allen
Greta M. Zenner
Tuesday PM, November 27, 2007
Room 300 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - W1.1
Molecularium: Merging Entertainment with Education, Outreach, and Scientific Literacy.

Shekhar Garde 1 , Linda Schadler 2 , Richard Siegel 2
1 Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institite, Troy, New York, United States

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9:45 AM - W1.2
Bridging Formal and Informal Learning Through Cutting Edge Science.

Ethan Allen 1
1 GEMSEC, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States

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10:00 AM - **W1.3
Bringing Nano to the Public through Informal Science Education.

Wendy Crone 1 2
1 Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 2 Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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10:30 AM - *
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11:00 AM - **W1.4
Developing an Infrastructure of Partnerships with Science Museums to Support the Engagement of Scientists and Engineers in Education and Outreach for Broad Impact.

Eric Marshall 1 , Jill Andrews 2 , Wendy Crone 3 , Jim De Yoreo 4 , Douglas Gorham 5 , Renee Miller 6 , Marylou Molina 7 , Wendy Pollock 8 , James Wynne 9
1 , New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York, United States, 2 NSF Research Center Education Network (NRCEN) and Office of Engineering Outreach and Engagement, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 3 Interdisciplinary Education Group, MRSEC on Nanostructured Interfaces , University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 4 MRS NISE subcommittee (Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States, 5 IEEE Educational Activities, IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States, 6 , Randi Korn & Associates, Alexandria, Virginia, United States, 7 Corporate Community Relations, IBM, Armonk, New York, United States, 8 , Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC), Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 9 Local Education Outreach and Engineers Week, IBM Research Headquarters, Yorktown Heights, New York, United States

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11:30 AM - W1.5
Addressing ``Broader Impacts" through Research Center - Museum Partnerships.

Carol Lynn Alpert 1 2 3
1 Strategic Projects, Museum of Science, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Research/ISE Partnerships, NSF Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 3 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Cambridge/Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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11:45 AM - W1.6
Collaboration between the Exploratorium Museum (San Francisco) and the University of Chicago MRSEC in Educational Outreach Programs.

Eileen Sheu 1 , Heinrich Jaeger 1 2 , Sidney Nagel 1 2 3 , Barry Kluger-Bell 4 , Shawn Lani 4 , Charles Sowers 4
1 James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 2 Dept. of Physics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 3 Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 4 , Exploratorium, San Francisco, California, United States

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12:00 PM - W1.7
Public Understanding of Novel Technological Materials: The Role of Science Expositions.

Theodoros Karakasidis 1 , Denis Vavougios 2
1 Civil engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos Greece, 2 Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos Greece

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12:15 PM - W1.8
Piloting an Integrated Art and Materials Chemistry Workshop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Tami Lasseter Clare 1 , Barbara Bassett 2 , P. Andrew Lins 1
1 Conservation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Education, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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12:30 PM - W1.9
Free Engineering Resources from PBS’ Design Squad.

Thea Sahr 1 , Ellen Robinson 1
1 , WGBH, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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W2: Increasing the STEM Pipeline
Session Chairs
Dave Bahr
Tuesday PM, November 27, 2007
Room 300 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - W2.1
Engineer Your Life: Talking to High School Girls About Engineering.

Thea Sahr 1 , Ceit Zweil 1
1 Educational Outreach, WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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2:45 PM - W2.2
Inspiring 1000 Middle School Students at Princeton University’s Materials Science and Engineering Expo.

Daniel Steinberg 1 , Shannon Swilley 1
1 PRISM, Princeton University, Princeton , New Jersey, United States

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3:00 PM - W2.3
Incorporating Nanotechnology into Connecticut High School Science Classes: 5 Hands-on Modules, 17 Teachers, Reaching 400+ Students.

Kate Bagnoli 1 , Ali Langston 1 , James Bosse 1 , Robert Veith 2 , Bryan Huey 1
1 Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States, 2 Science Education, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, East Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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3:15 PM - W2.4
Integrating Materials Science and the Visual Arts in the Secondary Classroom: A Teacher Professional Development Project Through the U C Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory.

Dorothy Pak 1 , Lynne Cavazos 2
1 Materials Research Laboratory, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 2 Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States

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3:30 PM - *
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4:00 PM - **W2.5
Relation between Efforts in Science Education and Economic Prosperity as Revealed from the Database of the Human Development Reports and the OECD Reports.

Hanns-Ulrich Habermeier 1
1 , MPI-FKF, Stuttgart Germany

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4:30 PM - W2.6
Increasing Diversity in Materials Research Opportunities.

Sarah Morgan 1 , Kim Wingo 1
1 School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

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4:45 PM - W2.7
Strategies for Developing Research Internships in Nanoscience for High School Students.

Daniel Reich 1
1 Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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5:00 PM - W2.8
The Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM): Highlights and Successes from the California State University Los Angeles (CSULA)/Caltech Collaboration.

Robert deGroot 1 , Frank Gomez 2 , Harry Atwater 1
1 Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States, 2 Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles , California, United States

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5:15 PM - W2.9
A Partnership Inspiring Interest in MSE Careers: The Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP).

Christine Caragianis-Broadbridge 1 , Heather Edgecumbe 1 , Ann Lehman 1 , Greg Osenko 2 , Lisa Alter 3 , John Tully 4
1 Physics, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven , Connecticut, United States, 2 Center for Community and School Action Research (CCSAR), Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 3 CT Scholars Academy, New Haven Public Schools, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 4 Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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5:30 PM - W2.10
The Nanoscience and Engineering High School Research Internship program at the University of Alabama.

David Nikles 1 , Gregory Thompson 1
1 Center for Materials for Information Technology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

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5:45 PM - W2.11
Evaluation Framework of Module Based Science Activities.

Nev Singhota 1 , Kevin Dilley 1
1 , Cornell Center for Materials Reserach, Ithaca, New York, United States

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2007-11-28   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Laura M. Bartolo Kent State University
Katherine C. Chen California Polytechnic State University
M. Grant Norton Washington State University
Greta M. Zenner University of Wisconsin-Madison
W3: Incorporating New Research into New Teaching Strategies
Session Chairs
Laura M. Bartolo
Wednesday AM, November 28, 2007
Room 300 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **W3.1
Are You Connected? Enhancing the Student Experience Through Personalization and Integration of Broader Context.

Jonathan Stolk 1 , Robert Martello 1
1 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Massachusetts, United States

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10:00 AM - W3.2
The Asemblon Self-Assembled Monolayer Demonstration Kit: Macroscopic Visualization of Nanometer Thick Surface Modifications.

Dan Graham 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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10:15 AM - W3.3
Converting Traditional Materials Labs to Project-based Learning Experiences: Aiding students' Development of Higher-order Cognitive Skills.

Linda Vanasupa 1 , Katherine Chen 1 , Jonathan Stolk 2 , Richard Savage 1 , Trevor Harding 1 , Blair London 1 , William Hughes 1
1 Materials Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Olin College, Needham, Massachusetts, United States

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10:30 AM - W3.4
HELICAL Learning Model Applied in a Nanotechnology for Science and Engineering Course.

Eric Peterson 1 , David Cocke 1 , Jerry O'Connor 2 , Jewel Gomes 1
1 Chemical Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, United States, 2 Physics, Engineering & Architecture, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, United States

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10:45 AM - W3.5
Interdisciplinary Virtual Labs for Undergraduate Education in the NSDL Materials Digital Library.

Donald Sadoway 1 , David Yaron 2 , Laura Bartolo 3 , W. Craig Carter 4 , John Portman 5 , Jodi Davenport 6 , Colin Ashe 7 , Michael Karabinos 8 , Arthur Barnard 9 7
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 3 Materials Informatics Lab, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States, 4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 5 Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States, 6 Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 7 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 8 Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 9 Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States

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11:00 AM - *
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11:30 AM - **W3.6
Educating the Ethical Engineer of 2020.

Trevor Harding 1
1 Materials Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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12:00 PM - W3.7
Cups to Cleaners, Trash to Treasure: A Green Campus Initiative.

Jennifer Boice 1 , Richard Gurney 1
1 , Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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12:15 PM - W3.8
The Use of A Multidisciplinary Project to Expand the Materials Science Curriculum.

Robert Heard 1 , Deanna Matthews 2
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Civil and Environmental Engineering and Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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12:30 PM - W3.9
Instructional Project for Introductory Course in Materials Science at James Madison University

Scott Paulson 2 , Brian Augustine 1 , W. Hughes 2 , Jon Wyrick 2
2 Physics, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States, 1 Chemistry, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

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12:45 PM - W3.10
Emerging Cybertools for Soft Matter Education.

Sharon Glotzer 1 2 , Christopher Iacovella 1 , Aaron Keys 1 , Laura Bartolo 3 , Cathy Lowe 3
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 3 Materials Informatics Laboratory, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States

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W4: Implementing New Course Materials and Strategies
Session Chairs
Katherine C. Chen
Jon Stolk
Wednesday PM, November 28, 2007
Room 300 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **W4.1
Getting Students Interested in Material Science and Engineering Through Realistic Nanotechnology Modeling Problems.

Tamara Moore 1
1 , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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3:00 PM - W4.2
Science of the Small – A New Upper-Division Undergraduate Nanoscience Course at James Madison University.

Kevin Caran 1 , Barbara Reisner 1 , Brian Augustine 1 , Stephanie Torcivia 1
1 Chemistry and Biochemistry, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

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3:15 PM - W4.3
Incorporating Nanomaterials into a New Ceramics Textbook.

Grant Norton 1 , Barry Carter 2
1 , Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States, 2 , University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States

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3:30 PM - W4.4
Scanning Probe Microscopy as an Undergraduate Educational Tool: Web-Based Database and Portable NanoManipulator Instrument.

Brian Augustine 1 , Scott Paulson 2 , John Wyrick 2 , John Magnotti 3
1 Chemistry, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States, 2 Department of Physics, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States, 3 Department of Computer Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

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3:45 PM - W4.5
Classroom Demonstrations, Laboratory Experiments, Technical Updates for Materials Science and Engineering Education for 2020.

James Jacobs 1 , Thomas Stoebe 2 , Mary Kaye Bredeson 3
1 School of Science & Technology, Norfolk State University, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States, 3 Center of Excellence for Materials & Process Development, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington, United States

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4:00 PM - *
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4:30 PM - **W4.6
PANEL DISCUSSION: MRSEC REU Students Pilot Using & Contributing to the NSDL MatDL Soft Matter Wiki.

Nevjinder Singhota 1 , Susan Rosevear 2 , Klara Mueggenburg 4 , Daniel Steinberg 5 , Laura Bartolo 3
1 Cornell Center for Materials Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States, 2 MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 5 Princeton Center for Complex Materials, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 3 Materials Informatics Lab, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States

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5:00 PM - W4.7
Academic/Industrial Partnerships as a Factor in Improved Education: Experiences of the Partnerships of the IBM Almaden Research Center, Stanford University, and San Jose State University.

Charles Wade 1 , Dolores Miller 1 , Curt Frank 2 , Kristin Black 2 , Marni Goldman 2 , Joseph Pesek 3
1 Science and Technology, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, United States, 2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 3 Chemistry, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, United States

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5:15 PM - W4.8
A Multidisciplinary Case For Teaching Materials Science At High School And Undergraduate Levels.

Laura Fornaro 1 , Hector Espinosa 1
1 Compound Semiconductors Group, Faculty of Chemistry, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

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5:30 PM - W4.9
Training Undergraduates in the Broader Context of the Research Enterprise.

Katie Cadwell 1 , Greta Zenner 1 , Thomas Kuech 1 2 , James Blanchard 3 , Wendy Crone 1 3
1 Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 2 Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 3 Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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5:45 PM - W4.10
An Intensive ``Camp” Format to Provide Undergraduate Research Experiences to First Year Students.

David Bahr 1 , Kip Findley 1
1 Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States

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