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2014 MRS Fall Meeting Logo2014 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 30-December 5, 2014 | Boston
Meeting Chairs: Husam N. Alshareef, Amit Goyal, Gerardo Morell, José A. Varela, In Kyeong Yoo

Symposium AAA : Undergraduate Research in Materials Science—Impacts and Benefits

2014-12-01   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Chris Hughes, James Madison University
Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida
Steven Yalisove, University of Michigan

Symposium Support

Council on Undergraduate Research
NISE Network
AAA3: Examples of Successful REU Programs
Session Chairs
William Hughes
Monday PM, December 01, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

2:30 AM - AAA3.01
REU in Physics at Howard University

Prabhakar Misra 1 Tristan Hubsch 1 Demetrius Venable 1 Silvina Gatica 1 Kimani Stancil 1 Belay Demoz 1 Gregory Jenkins 1

1Howard University Washington USA

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2:45 AM - AAA3.02
An REU in Glass Science -Lessons and Legacy for Undergraduate Materials Education

William R Heffner 1 Himanshu Jain 1

1Lehigh University Bethlehem USA

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3:00 AM - AAA3.03
Undergraduate Research in Interactive Biomaterials at Syracuse University

Patrick T Mather 1 Julie M Hasenwinkel 1

1Syracuse University Syracuse USA

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3:15 AM - AAA3.04
REU Activities in Materials Chemistry at Texas A&M University

Holly C. Gaede 1 James D. Batteas 1

1Texas Aamp;M Univ College Station USA

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3:30 AM -
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4:00 AM - AAA3.05
REU and RET Programs and Undergraduate Materials Research at Northwestern University

Kathleen A Stair 1

1Northwestern University Evanston USA

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4:15 AM - AAA3.06
Biological and Soft Matter Research Traineeships (B-SMaRT) REU

Jennifer L Ross 1

1University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst USA

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4:30 AM - AAA3.07
Results from a Long-Running Research Experience for Undergraduates Program: NNIN 1997-2014

Nancy Healy 1 Lynn Rathbun 2

1Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta USA2Cornell University Ithaca USA

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4:45 AM - AAA3.08
Can a National Network of Undergraduate Research Directors Validate a Set of Professional Skills-Building Science Communication Workshops?

Carol Lynn Alpert 1 2 3 Karine Thate 1 2 3

1Museum of Science Boston USA2NSF Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network Boston USA3Center for Integrated Quantum Materials Cambridge USA

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5:00 AM - AAA3.09
Eighteen Years of Multi-Program Undergraduate Summer Research

Michael J. Kelley 1 2 Jan Tyler 2

1College of William amp; Mary Newport News USA2Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Newport News USA

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AAA1: Institutional Support for Undergraduate Research
Session Chairs
Steven Yalisove
Monday AM, December 01, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

9:45 AM - *AAA1.01
The Impact of Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research

Sandra Gregerman 1

1University of Michigan Ann Arbor USA

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10:15 AM - AAA1.02
An Unanticipated Outcome of Undergraduate Research Experiences for Community College Students: Creation of a Materials Science and Engineering Educational Program

Bartlett Michael Sheinberg 1

1Houston Community College Houston USA

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10:30 AM - AAA1.03
Impacts of a Multi-University REU Program

Carol Forance Barry 1 2 Jacqueline Isaacs 3 4 Glen P Miller 5 Carol Lynn Alpert 6

1University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell USA2University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell USA3Northeastern University Boston USA4Northeastern University Boston USA5University of New Hampshire Durham USA6Boston Museum of Science Boston USA

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10:45 AM - AAA1.04
A Recipe for Successful Undergraduate Research

Sunghee Lee 1

1Iona College New Rochelle USA

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11:00 AM -
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AAA2: Recognizing Best Practices in Undergraduate Research
Session Chairs
William Hughes
Monday AM, December 01, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

11:30 AM - *AAA2.01
Factors Associated with Student Decision-Making for Participation REU Programs

D. R. Economy 1 J. L. Sharp 2 J. P. Martin 3 M. S. Kennedy 1

1Clemson University Clemson USA2Clemson University Clemson USA3Clemson University Clemson USA

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12:00 PM -
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12:15 PM - *AAA2.03
Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR): A Guide to Building Productive, Sustainable Undergraduate Research Programs

Roger Rowlett 1

1Colgate University Hamilton USA

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2014-12-02   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Chris Hughes, James Madison University
Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida
Steven Yalisove, University of Michigan

Symposium Support

Council on Undergraduate Research
NISE Network
AAA6: Making Undergraduate Research Fit Into the Curriculum
Session Chairs
Sudipta Seal
Tuesday PM, December 02, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

2:30 AM - *AAA6.01
Early Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Skills Programs for Hitting the Ground Running

David F Bahr 1 Susan Burkett 2 John Lusth 2 Shelley Pressley 3 Kimberly R Schneider 4

1Purdue University West Lafayette USA2University of Alabama Tuscaloosa USA3Washington State University Pullman USA4University of Central Florida Orlando USA

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3:00 AM - AAA6.02
Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Team via Independent Study Courses

Kyle Gipson 1

1James Madison University Harrisonburg USA

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3:15 AM - AAA6.03
Enhanced Learning of Mechanical Behavior of Materials via Combined Experiments and nanoHUB Simulations: Learning Modules for Sophomore MSE Students

Aisling Coughlan 1 David Johnson 1 Tanya A Faltens 2 K. Anna Douglas 3 Heidi A Diefes-Dux 3 Alejandro Strachan 1

1Purdue University West Lafayette USA2Purdue University West Lafayette USA3Purdue University West Lafayette USA

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3:30 AM -
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4:00 AM - AAA6.04
Relationships between Undergraduate Research and the Advanced Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory

Colin E Inglefield 1

1Weber State University Ogden USA

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4:15 AM - AAA6.05
nanoHUB.org: A Gateway to Undergraduate Simulation-Based Research in Materials Science and Related Field

Tanya A. Faltens 2 Peter Bermel 1 Amanda Buckles 2 K. Anna Douglas 3 Alejandro Strachan 4 Lynn Zentner 2 Gerhard Klimeck 2 1

1Purdue University West Lafayette USA2Purdue University West Lafayette USA3Purdue University West Lafayette USA4Purdue University West Lafayette USA

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4:30 AM - AAA6.06
NanoFab Lab hellip; in a Box!trade;

Mike Zach 2 1 Jonathan Moritz 1 Tyler Firkus 1 Benjamin McDowell 1 Kevin Barthman 1 Zakarias Driscoll 1 Zach Laffin 3 Matthew Lindsey 3

1University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point USA2EChem Nanowires Educational Foundation Stevens Point USA3Wausau Engineering and Global Leadership Academy Wausau USA

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4:45 AM - AAA6.07
Where Do Our Students Encounter Materials: Everywhere and Rarely

George O. Zimmerman 1 Isa Kaftal Zimmerman 2

1Boston University Boston USA2IKZ Advisors Boston USA

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5:00 AM - AAA6.08
Impact of Sustainable Structural Systems Undergraduate Research on Education and Program Development at MSU Denver

Jeno Balogh 1 Sandra Haynes 1 Aaron Brown 1

1Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver USA

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AAA4: Broadening Participation and Increasing Retention Through Undergraduate Research
Session Chairs
Brian Augustine
Tuesday AM, December 02, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

10:15 AM - AAA4.01
Tribute to Frank W. Snowden Champion for STEM Diversity

Daniel J Steinberg 1

1Princeton University Princeton USA

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10:30 AM - AAA4.03
Undergraduate Material Research in a Land Grant HBCU to Sustain Local Farmers Communities

Deborah Sauder 1 Victoria V. Volkis 1

1University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne USA

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10:45 AM - AAA4.04
Nanoscience and Society: Engineering Recruitment and Retention through Societal Relevance

Bryan D. Huey 1 Nora Madjar-Nanovska 2 Manisha Srivastava 4 Helena Silva 3 Alexander Agrios 5 Leslie Shor 6

1University of Connecticut Storrs USA2University of Connecticut Storrs USA3University of Connecticut Storrs USA4SurePath Evaluations LLC Hartford USA5University of Connecticut Storrs USA6University of Connecticut Storrs USA

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11:00 AM -
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AAA5: A Look Back at the UMRI Program
Session Chairs
Beth Stadler
Tuesday AM, December 02, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

11:30 AM - *AAA5.01
A Look Back at the UMRI Program

Beth Stadler 1

1University of Minnesota Minneapolis USA

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12:00 PM - AAA5.02
UMRI Alumni: From Characterization of High Temperature Solution Growth Cr 2+:CdSe to Developing Videos to Enhance Diversity in Materials Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Oludurotimi Adetunji 1

1Brown University Providence USA

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12:15 PM - AAA5.03
UMRI Alumni: From Atoms to 3-D Nanostructures: High Resolution Characterization using Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

Ilke Arslan 1

1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland USA

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12:30 PM - AAA5.04
UMRI Alumni: From UMRI to PECASE, The Power of Undergraduate Research in Materials Science

Mathew M. Maye 1

1Syracuse University Syracuse USA

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2014-12-03   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Chris Hughes, James Madison University
Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida
Steven Yalisove, University of Michigan

Symposium Support

Council on Undergraduate Research
NISE Network
AAA7: International Undergraduate Research
Session Chairs
William Hughes
Wednesday AM, December 03, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

9:00 AM - *AAA7.01
Using Overseas Undergraduate Research Experiences as a Catalyst to Develop Historically Underrepresented Science Students in South Africa

Brian H Augustine 1 Wm. Christopher Hughes 2

1High Point University High Point USA2James Madison University Harrisonburg USA

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9:30 AM - *AAA7.02
Enriching and Broadening Undergraduate Research through International Experiences

Isabelle Lagadic 1

1Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights USA

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10:00 AM - AAA7.03
Optics in the City of Light - An International REU Program in Paris, France

Steven Yalisove 1

1University of Michigan Ann Arbor USA

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10:15 AM - AAA7.04
Fostering Interest in Research Careers through Undergraduate Research Programs in Materials Science in Uruguay

Ivana Aguiar 1 Maria Eugenia Perez Barthaburu 2 Mauricio Rodriguez 1 Isabel Galain 1 Andres Cardenas 1 Laura Fornaro 2

1Universidad de la Repamp;#250;blica Montevideo Uruguay2Universidad de la Repamp;#250;blica Rocha Uruguay

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10:30 AM - *AAA7.05
Polymeric Nanoparticles to Decipher the Function of GABAergic Neurotransmission in Planaria: An International Undergraduate Materials Research Experience

John Wade 1 Sonu Kumar 2 Priyadarsi De 2 Latha Ramakrishnan 1

1St. Cloud State University St. Cloud USA2Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata Nadia India

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AAA8: Career Impacts and Mentoring in Undergraduate Research
Session Chairs
David McGee
Wednesday AM, December 03, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

11:30 AM - *AAA8.01
Finding a Faculty Position at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution: The Value of the Materials Science Degree

David J McGee 1

1The College of New Jersey Ewing USA

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12:00 PM - AAA8.02
It Takes a Village: Extended Full-Time Undergraduate Research Changes Lives

Debra R. Rolison 1 Jeffrey W. Long 1 Jeremy J. Pietron 1 Jean Marie Wallace 1 2 Christopher N. Chervin 1 Megan B. Sassin 1 Joseph F. Parker 1

1U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Washington USA2Nova Research, Inc. Alexandria USA

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12:15 PM - AAA8.03
Research Experiences for Students: Interdisciplinary Skill Development to Prepare the Future Workforce for Success

Nicole Ferrari 3 Carol Jenkins 1 2 Jacquelynn Garafano 2 4 Deborah Day 5 Todd Schwendemann 1 2 Christine Broadbridge 1 2

1Southern Connecticut State University New Haven USA2Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University New Haven USA3Southern Connecticut State University New Haven USA4United Technologies Research Center East Hartford USA5Amity Regional High School Woodbridge USA

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12:30 PM - AAA8.04
Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Computational Materials Research

Jie Zou 1

1Eastern Illinois University Charleston USA

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12:45 PM - AAA8.05
SURFing Materials Science at NIST

Terrell Vanderah 1 Robert Shull 2

1NIST Gaithersburg USA2NIST Gaithersburg USA

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