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2010 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 29-December 3, 2010 | Boston
Meeting Chairs
: Ana Claudia Arias, Robert F. Cook, Clemens Heske, Shu Yang

Symposium XX : Materials Education Development and Outreach---From K-Grad

2010-11-29   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

David Bahr Washington State University
Margaret Glass Association of Science-Technology Centers
Ethan Allen University of Washington
Kevin Jones University of Florida
XX1: Outreach to the General Public
Session Chairs
Margaret Glass
Monday PM, November 29, 2010
Room 305 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **XX1.1
Engineering Elephants: Introducing Young Children to Engineering.

Emily Hunt 1 , Michelle Pantoya 2
1 Engineering and Computer Science, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States

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3:00 PM - XX1.2
Nano Isn’t Only for Big People: Nano Education for Elementary-School Audiences.

Troy Dassler 2 1 , Tracy Stefonek-Puccinelli 1 , Kimberly Duncan 3 1 , Angela Johnson 4 , Wendy Crone 5 1 , Douglas Weibel 6 1 , Greta Zenner Petersen 1
2 , Aldo Leopold Elementary School, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 1 MRSEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 3 , Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States, 4 , Madison Children's Museum, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 5 Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 6 Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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3:15 PM - XX1.3
Science Saturdays: A Simple Model for Effective Broader Impact.

Ainissa Ramirez 1
1 Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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3:30 PM - XX1.4
School-based Clubs as a Mechanism to Increase Student Interest in Materials Science Engineering and Nanotechnology Among Underserved Groups.

Sandra Dika 1 , Jeannette Santos 2 , Jaquelina Alvarez 3 , O. Marcelo Suarez 2
1 Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez United States, 2 Engineering Science and Materials, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez United States, 3 General Library, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez United States

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3:45 PM -
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4:15 PM - **XX1.5
A Formal Course for Science and Engineering Graduate Students on Informal Science Education.

Wendy Crone 1 2 , Sharon Dunwoody 3 , R. Rediske 4 , S. Ackerman 5 , G. Zenner Petersen 2 , R. Yaros 6
1 Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 2 Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Nanostructured Interfaces, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 3 School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 4 Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 5 Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 6 Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States

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4:45 PM - XX1.6
Content Map for Informal Education in Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Kirsten Ellenbogen 3 2 , Marjorie Bequette 3 2 , Marilyn Johnson 4 2 , Troy Livingston 5 2 , Paul Martin 3 2 , Rae Ostman 1 2 , Darrell Porcello 6 2 , Greta Zenner Petersen 7 2
3 , Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, 2 NISE Network, Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 4 , Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon, United States, 5 , Museum of Life + Science, Durham, North Carolina, United States, 1 National Collaborative Projects, Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York, United States, 6 , Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, California, United States, 7 Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Nanostructured Interfaces, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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5:00 PM - XX1.7
The Making of Making Stuff : Insight on the Outreach Campaign.

Jennifer Larese 1
1 , WGBH, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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5:15 PM - XX1.8
``Making Stuff" in Central Virginia: University of Virginia Outreach as a Part of the NOVA ``Making Stuff" Series.

Christopher Petz 1 , Ryan Comes 1 , Aleks Ontman 1 , Susan Hull 1 , Jerrold Floro 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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2010-11-30   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

David Bahr Washington State University
Margaret Glass Association of Science-Technology Centers
Ethan Allen University of Washington
Kevin Jones University of Florida
XX2: Materials in K-12
Session Chairs
David Bahr
Tuesday AM, November 30, 2010
Room 305 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **XX2.1
LIGO, Materials Research, and K-12 Teacher Preparation at Southern University and A&M College.

Stephen McGuire 1
1 Physics, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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10:00 AM - XX2.2
Project VISTA: Building University/K-12 Learning Communities by Developing Materials Science Experiments.

Martin Bakker 2 1 , Jim Gleason 3 , Aaron Kuntz 4 , Sharon Nichols 5 , Cheryl Sundberg 5 , Nitin Chopra 6 , Laura Busenlehner 2 , Sara Templin 4 , Victoria Evans 8 , Paige Spencer 8 , Amy Murphy 7 , Amy Grano 2 , Leslie Gentry 2 , Wenwu Shi 6
2 Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 1 Center for Materials for Information Technology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 3 Mathematics, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 4 Education Research, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 5 Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 6 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 8 , Northridge High School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 7 Alabama Science in Motion, The University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama, United States

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10:15 AM - XX2.3
Viscosity Studies of Alginate Gels in the High School Classroom.

Erica Bakota 1 , David Tetteh 2 , Jeffrey Hartgerink 1 , John Hutchinson 1
1 Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States, 2 , Furr High School, Houston, Texas, United States

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10:30 AM - XX2.4
Development and Implementation of Nanotechnology Curricula for Specialized High Schools.

Deok-Yang Kim 1 , Aparna Subramaniam 1 , Todd Crane 1 , Dennis Montone 1
1 , Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, New Jersey, United States

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10:45 AM -
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11:15 AM - **XX2.5
High School Materials Science Courses as a STEM Motivator and Integrator.

Glenn Daehn 1 , Charles Hayes 2 , Lyle Schwartz 3
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 2 Materials Education Foundation, ASM International, Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 3 , Self, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

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11:45 AM - XX2.6
Direct to Discovery (D2D): An Innovative Approach to Extending University-based MSE Resources to K-12 Classrooms in the US and Abroad.

W. Jud Ready 1 , Greg Book 2 , Claudia Huff 3 , Chad Mote 4 , Peter Moulds 5
1 GTRI-EOSL, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 2 Nanotechnology Research Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 3 GTRI-ITTL, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 4 , Barrow County Schools, Winder, Georgia, United States, 5 , Scot's College, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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12:00 PM - XX2.7
Integrating Materials Concepts into Middle and High School Science Curricula.

Elizabeth Kupp 1 , Jenneth Layaou 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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12:15 PM - XX2.8
An Outreach Program Developed by MSE Undergraduates for Junior High Students Focused on Grade Level Expectations Requirements in Science.

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

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12:30 PM - XX2.9
The Other Underrepresented Group: Increasing the Involvement of Persons with Disabilities in Materials Research and Education Programs.

Nitin Padture 1 3 , Margo Izzo 2 4 , Katharine Flores 1 3 , Christopher Andersen 1 2 5
1 Center for Emergent Materials, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 3 Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 2 Ohio's STEM Ability Alliance, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 4 Nisonger Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 5 Office of Research, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States

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12:45 PM - XX2.10
Engaging High School Students in University Research.

Kathleen Davis 1 , Joseph Muskin 1
1 Mechanical Science and Engineering, Nano-CEMMS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States

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XX3: Materials Education at Universities
Session Chairs
Ethan Allen
Hiroshi Kawarada
Tuesday PM, November 30, 2010
Room 305 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **XX3.1
Lessons Learned from a Comprehensive Nanotechnology Education and Outreach Program: The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network at Six Years.

Nancy Healy 1
1 Nanotechnology Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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3:00 PM - XX3.2
Providing Educational Outreach Components to Materials Research.

Patricia Dixon 1 , Jose Sanchez 1
1 National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States

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3:15 PM - XX3.3
The Undergraduate Science Research Experience (USRE) and its Transformative Nature for Houston Community College Students.

Bartlett Sheinberg 1
1 West Houston Center for Science & Engineering, Houston Community College, Houston, Texas, United States

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3:30 PM - XX3.4
Team-based Interdisciplinary Materials Research Using Image Processing.

Christine Broadbridge 1 2 , Jacquelynn Garofano 1 , Thomas Sadowski 2 3 , John DaPonte 3
1 Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 2 Department of Physics, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 3 Department of Computer Science, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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3:45 PM - XX3.5
Teaching Material Science for Increased Student Engagement.

Cindy Waters 1 , Steve Krause 2
1 , NCA&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States, 2 Materials Engineering, Arizona State, Tempe, Arizona, United States

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4:00 PM - *
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4:30 PM - XX3.6
Properties that Change with Size: Laboratory Experiments in Nanotechnology.

George Lisensky 1 , Jamie Eversage 1 , Tess Jacquez 1 , Kyle McElhinny 2 , Katie Cadwell 3
1 Chemistry Department, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, United States, 2 , University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 3 , Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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4:45 PM - XX3.7
Interactive Simulations for Learning Fundamental Concepts from Nanoscale Science.

Colin Ashe 1 2 , David Yaron 1 , Donald Sadoway 2 , Laura Bartolo 3 , W. Craig Carter 2 , John Portman 3 , Michael Karabinos 1 , Aaron Slodov 3 , Arthur Barnard 4 , Jodi Davenport 5
1 , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 3 , Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States, 4 , Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States, 5 , WestEd, Oakland, California, United States

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5:00 PM - XX3.8
Introducing Nanoscience Concepts, Techniques, and Skills in the Undergraduate Curriculum.

Ana-Rita Mayol 1 , Maria del Mar Garcia 1 , Idaliz Rodriguez 1 , Eduardo Mosquera 1 , Adriana Herrera 2 , Manuel Gomez 1
1 Chemistry and Physics, UPR-Rio Piedras, San Juan United States, 2 Chemical Enginnering, UPR-Mayaguez, Mayaguez United States

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5:15 PM - XX3.9
Training Researchers in Micro- and Nanotechnologies.

Maarten de Boer 1 , Zayd Leseman 2
1 Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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5:30 PM - XX3.10
Take Matter Into Your Own Hands - Bringing Nanotechnology Education Into Post Secondary Curriculum.

Robert Ehrmann 1 2 , Travis Benanti 1 2
1 NACK: National Center for Nanotechnolgy Applications and Career Knowledge, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Engineering Science, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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5:45 PM - XX3.11
Introductory Materials Science and Engineering Lectures in the Vocabulary of Graphic Design: Improving Student Comprehension and Retention in Engineering Lectures.

Steven Yalisove 1 , Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo 2
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 2 School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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XX4: Poster Session
Session Chairs
David Bahr
Kevin Jones
Tuesday PM, November 30, 2010
Exhibition Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - XX4.1
The Emergence of Immersive Low-Cost 3D Virtual Reality Environments as an Interactive Learning Tool in Materials Science Education.

Lilian Davila 1 , Benjamin Doblack 1 , Claudia Flores 2 , Teenie Matlock 2
1 Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, University of California Merced, Merced, California, United States, 2 Cognitive Science, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of California Merced, Merced, California, United States

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9:00 PM - XX4.10
The Effectiveness of Interactive Low-Cost 3D Virtual Reality Environments on Materials Science Education.

Lilian Davila 1 , Teenie Matlock 2 , Benjamin Doblack 1 , Claudia Flores 2
1 Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, University of California Merced, Merced, California, United States, 2 Cognitive Science, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts, University of California Merced, Merced, California, United States

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9:00 PM - XX4.11
Creating an Inexpensive 3D Printer to Engage Students in Material Science Education.

Joseph Muskin 1 , Kathleen Carroll 1
1 Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States

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9:00 PM - XX4.2
Open Educational Resources for the Materials teaching community (Core-materials).

Tim Bullough 1 2 , Peter Goodhew 1 2 , Adam Mannis 2 , Andrew Green 3
1 School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool United Kingdom, 2 , UK Centre for Materials Education, Liverpool United Kingdom, 3 MATTER, University of Liverpool, Liverpool United Kingdom

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9:00 PM - XX4.3
Outreach and Education Efforts at the Molecular Foundry.

Aditi Risbud 1
1 Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States

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9:00 PM - XX4.4
The Impact of Hands-on Experience in Undergraduate Nanotechnology Education.

Joseph Oxenham 1 , Kasif Teker 1
1 Physics and Engineering, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland, United States

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9:00 PM - XX4.5
Science Outreach In Nontraditional Environments.

C. Smith 1 , S. Budak 2 , J. Chacha 2 , M. Pugh 2 , K. Heidary 2 , B. Johnson 3 , C. Muntele 1 , D. Ila 1
1 Center for Irradiation of Materials, Alabama A&M University Research Institute, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama, United States, 2 Electrical Engineering, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama, United States, 3 Physics, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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9:00 PM - XX4.6
Nanotechnology In Undergraduate Education.

C. Smith 1 , S. Budak 2 , J. Chacha 2 , M. Pugh 2 , K. Heidary 2 , B. Johnson 3 , C. Muntele 1 , D. Ila 1
1 Center for Irradiation of Materials, Alabama A&M University Research Institute, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama, United States, 2 Electrical Engineering, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama, United States, 3 Physics, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama, United States

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9:00 PM - XX4.7
Bringing Nanoscience Research and Concepts into the Classroom and to the General Public.

Ana-Rita Mayol 1 , Manuel Gomez 2 , Maria del Mar Garcia 1 , Natalia Rivera 1 , Luis Maldonado 1 , Jessica Ramos 2 , Beverly Santos 2 , Maria del Mar Maldonado 2
1 Chemistry, UPR-Rio Piedras, San Juan United States, 2 , Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, San Juan United States

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9:00 PM - XX4.8
Fostering a Conceptual Understanding in Undergraduate Materials Education: A Multivariable Animated Spreadsheet Approach.

Scott Sinex 1 , Joshua Halpern 2
1 Physical Sciences & Engineering, Prince George's Community College, Largo, Maryland, United States, 2 Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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9:00 PM - XX4.9
Using Display Technology to Teach Materials Science.

John Sarik 1 , Ioannis Kymissis 1
1 Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States

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2010-12-01   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

David Bahr Washington State University
Margaret Glass Association of Science-Technology Centers
Ethan Allen University of Washington
Kevin Jones University of Florida
XX5: Materials Education Outside the Box
Session Chairs
Kevin Jones
Wednesday AM, December 01, 2010
Room 305 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - XX5.1
Remote Access to Hi Tech Equipment - Hands-on Laboratories for the Science or Technology Classroom.

Travis Benanti 1 2 , Robert Ehrmann 1 2
1 NACK: National Center for Nanotechnolgy Applications and Career Knowledge, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Engineering Science, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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9:45 AM - XX5.2
Scenario-based Teaching of Materials using steeluniversity.org Simulations.

Tim Bullough 1 , Andrew Green 2
1 School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool United Kingdom, 2 MATTER, University of Liverpool, Liverpool United Kingdom

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10:00 AM - XX5.3
Virtual Classroom Content: Materials Science and Nanotechnology Courses for 8-13 Grade Students.

Donovan Leonard 1 2
1 Mat. Sci. & Tech. Div, ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 2 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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10:15 AM - **XX5.4
Bachelor and Masters of Materials Science at ETH Zurich.

Ralph Spolenak 1
1 Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

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11:15 AM - XX5.5
Open-access Crystallographic Databases for the Teaching of Geometrical-structural Crystallography.

Peter Moeck 1 , Pavel Placinda 1
1 Physics, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, United States

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11:30 AM - **XX5.6
In To Africa: Tales of Teaching Nanoscience to Undergraduates in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Brian Augustine 1 , Orde Munro 2
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States, 2 School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

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12:00 PM - **XX5.7
Study Abroad Experiences in the Developing World: Opportunities and Challenges.

Richard LeSar 1 , Kenneth Bryden 2
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

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