2013 MRS Spring Meeting

2013 MRS Spring Meeting

April 1, 2013 - April 5, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Education Symposium Video Recordings

If you were unable to attend the 2013 Spring MRS Spring Meeting education symposium, through the Material Research Society's MRS OnDemand feature, you can now view video recordings of selected presentations:

http://www.mrs.org/on-demand/

To access the presentations, Materials Research Society (MRS) members must log in with their username and ID; non-MRS Members may create a log-in account. Free access available for a limited time only.

 

General Meeting information:

For general information regarding the MRS 2013 Spring Meeting: http://www.mrs.org/spring2013/

Public Outreach Center - NISE Network Booth:
http://www.mrs.org/spring-2013-public-outreach-center/

The NISE Network plans to have a booth in the Public Outreach Center answering questions, displaying some of our activities for young audiences, and doing some hands-on activities.

  • Moscone West, Level 2, Lobby
  • Tuesday, April 2, through Thursday, April 4, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Hands-On Nano Coffee Hours: 
http://www.mrs.org/spring-2013-public-outreach-center/

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.

  • Monday, April 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, April 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Professional Development - Special Events: 
http://www.mrs.org/spring-2013-special-events/

  • Making the Most of Broadcast Media Workshop
    Mon., April 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3000
    In this session, communications expert Tim Miller discussed some of the principles of creating newsworthy stories from research discoveries. Participants gained 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. The session also included a segment on using modern media creation and distribution pathways to create content that connects researchers directly to public audiences.
  • Mastering Science Presentations Seminar
    Mon., April 1, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Nob Hill AB
    and
    Wed., April 3, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Marriott Marquis, 4th Floor, Pacific 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.
  • Technical Poster Design Seminar
    Tues., April 2, 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 
    Marriott Marquis, 4th Floor, Pacific A
    and
    Wed., April 3, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    Marriott Marquis, 4th Floor, Pacific 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.
  • Mind/Muscle Controlled Games, Robots and Prosthetic Limbs
    Tues., April 2, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
    Moscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
    Electrical signals from the brain and muscles can be detected using a single sensor available in commercial devices. Functionalized Bricks with Embedded Intelligence (FBEI) are being modified to include electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) sensors. This demonstration will explain the technologies behind the mind and muscle controlled games, robots and prosthetic limbs. Hands-on activities will follow the presentation from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Piano and Bugs Controlled by Static Charges
    Wed., April 3, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
    Moscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
    Computer switches (MOS devices) embedded in FBEI modules lead to a number of systems that can be used to spark the interest of learners in education, research and entrepreneurship. This is possible because the FBEIs are open-design and user-redesignable. This demonstration will explain how static charges are used to control a piano and bugs. Hands-on activities will follow the presentation from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Student Mixer
http://www.mrs.org/spring-2013-special-events/

Mon., April 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Yerba Buena Foyer
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.

 

MRS Spring 2013 Symposium EEE: Materials Education—Toward a Lab-to-Classroom Initiative

  • Symposium Organizers:
    Eva M. Campo, Bangor University
    Christine Caragianis Broadbridge, Southern Connecticut State University
    Kathryn Hollar, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Costel Constantin, James Madison University

EEE1: Lab to Classroom: Innovation in Content

Chair: Eva M. Campo
Tuesday AM, April 2, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Nob Hill C

  • 8:15 AM - *EEE1.01
    Computational and Data Science as a Tool to Advance Discovery - The National Materials Genome Initiative and NSF’s DMREF
    Clark  V  Cooper1, Mary  Galvin-Donoghue2.
    1,  Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, USA; 2,  , Division of Materials Research (DMR), Arlington, Virginia, USA.Michael  L  Falk1 2 3, Alejandra  J  Magana4, Michael  Reese5.Show Abstract
  • 8:45 AM - EEE1.02
    Building Computation into the Core of Materials Science and Engineering Education
    Michael  L  Falk1 2 3, Alejandra  J  Magana4, Michael  Reese5
    1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 2,  Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 3,  Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 4,  Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; 5,  Center for Educational Resources, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • 9:00 AM - EEE1.03
    From Advanced Materials Research to Classroom Education
    Daryush  Ila1.
    1,  Chemistry and Physics, FSU, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
  • 9:15 AM - EEE1.04
    Nanotechnology for High School Classrooms: Development of Experimental Demonstration for Patterning Magnetic Nanoparticles Using Ferrofluids
    Nitin  Chopra1 3, Wenwu  Shi1 3, Victoria  L  Evans2.
    1,  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; 2,  Science, Northridge High School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; 3,  Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.
  • 9:30 AM - Break
  • 10:00 AM - EEE1.05
    The Solar Hydrogen Activity Research Kit (SHArK) Project: A Distributed Research Approach to Solve the Problem of Solar Water Splitting
    Bruce  Parkinson1.
    1,  Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA.
  • 10:15 AM - EEE1.06
    Bringing Students to the Mountain: A Model for Developing Partnerships to Introduce Students to Cutting-edge Research
    AnneLynn  Gillian-Daniel1, Benjamin  L.  Taylor1, Jon  McCarthy1, Troy  Dassler2, Robert  Gordon3.
    1,  Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, College of Engineering, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; 2,  , Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; 3,  , Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc., Pleasanton, California, USA.
  • 10:30 AM - EEE1.07
    Ion Beam Institute for Nanotechnology
    Cydale  Smith1, Tomeka  Colon1, Charles  Payton1, Patrick  Grayson1.
    1,  , Howard J. Foster Center for Irradation of Materials, Normal, Alabama, USA.
  • 10:45 AM - EEE1.08
    Introducing Students to Raman Spectroscopy as a Research Tool
    Bahram  Roughani1, David  Warner1, Uma  Ramabadran1.
    1,  Physics Department, Kettering University, Flint, Michigan, USA.
  • 11:00 AM - *EEE1.09
    The Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs Boson
    Steven  Michael  Goldfarb1.
    1,  Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
  • 11:30 AM - *EEE1.10
    Frontiers of Energy Research as a Basis for K-12 Science Curriculum
    Faisal  Alamgir1.
    1,  , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

 

EEE2: Lab to Classroom: Innovations in Pedagogy and Content Delivery

Chair: Christine Caragianis Broadbridge
Tuesday PM, April 2, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Nob Hill C

  • 1:30 PM - *EEE2.01
    Translating Research into the Classroom: The NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers
    Mary  Satterfield1.
    1,  , National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
  • 2:00 PM - EEE2.02
    Integration of Materials Functionalities to Enhance Teaching and Learning Materials Sciences and Engineering
    Weijie  Lu1.
    1,  AFRL/RXAN, Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA.
  • 2:15 PM - EEE2.03
    Longitudinal Tracking of K-16 Participants in STEM Education Programs at a National Lab
    Roxanne  M  Hughes1.
    1,  Center for Integrating Research and Learning, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
  • 2:30 PM - *EEE2.04
    How ``Discover the COSMOS” and ``Pathway” are Changing the Science Education in European High Schools
    Christine  Kourkoumelis1.
    1,  , University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
  • 3:30 PM - EEE2.05
    Experiences with the Flipped Classroom and a Materials Science Massive, Open, On-line Class
    Bruce  Montgomery  Clemens1, Chinmay  Nivargi1, Antony  Jan1, Jane  Manning2, Emily  Schneider3.
    1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; 2,  Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; 3,  School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
  • 3:45 PM - EEE2.06
    Visualization Tool for a Non-ideal Carnot Engine Suited for Interactive Learning
    Jonas  Johansson1.

    1,  , Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
  • 4:00 PM - *EEE2.07
    Materials Genome Initiatives at the University of Connecticut
    S.  P.  Alpay1 2 3, A.  M.  Dongare1 2, E.  E.  Dormidontova1 3, S.  M.  Nakhmanson1 2, R.  Ramprasad1 2 3, G.  A.  Rossetti1 2.
    1,  Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA; 2,  Institute Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA; 3,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

 

EEE3: Workforce Development and Collaborations with Industry

Chair: Costel Constantin
Wednesday AM, April 3, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Nob Hill C

  • 8:30 AM - *EEE3.01
    HTA Educational Outreach Program and Change the Equation Participation
    Robert  J.  Gordon1.
    1,  Distribution Network Development, Hitachi High Technologies America, Pleasanton, California, USA.
  • 9:00 AM - *EEE3.02
    Teaching K-12 Students and Teachers about Size and Scale and the Tools of Nano — NNIN’s Approach
    Nancy  Healy1.
    1,  , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 9:30 AM - EEE3.03
    X-Ray Phase Measurements as a Probe of Small Structural Changes in Engineered Materials of Technological Relevancies
    Zohrab  Gevorg  Amirkhanyan1, Sergio  Luiz  Morelhao1.
    1,  Applied Physics, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 9:45 AM -Break
  • 10:15 AM - EEE3.04
    Engaging Community College Students in Materials Research
    Megan  T.  Valentine1, Maria  Napoli2, Arica  Lubin2, Liu-Yen  Kramer2, Ofelia  Aguirre2, Jens-Uwe  Kuhn3, Nicholas  Arnold3.
    1,  Mechanical Engineering, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California, USA; 2,  Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California, USA; 3,  , Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
  • 10:30 AM - EEE3.05
    Educating the Next Generation of Scientists through Industrially-relevant Research and Internships
    Charles  G.  Wade1, Dolores  C.  Miller1, Eileen  Sheu2, Candice  L.  Lewis4, Ka Yee  C.  Lee2, Matthew  Tirrell3 2, Gregory  A.  Voth4 2.
    1,  Science and Technology, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, USA; 2,  Chicago Materials Research Center (MRSEC), University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA; 3,  Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA; 4,  Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation (CMTS), University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • 10:45 AM - EEE3.06
    Optimizing K-14 Instruction to Infuse 21st Century Skills
    Deborah  A  Day1 2, Cindy  Guo1, Nicole  Ferrari4, Christine  Broadbridge2 3.
    1,  Science Research Program, Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA; 2,  Dept. of Physics, Southern CT State University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 3,  Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP), CRISP at Yale/SCSU, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 4,  Office of Assessment and Planning, Southern CT State University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
  • 11:00 AM - *EEE3.07
    High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales and the Next Generation Workforce: Strategies to Ensure Propagation
    Laura  M  Redfern1 2.
    1,  Programme Delivery, HPC Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom; 2,  Research and Innovation Office, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom.
  • 11:30 AM - *EEE3.08
    Addressing the Needs of the Next Generation Workforce - Paradigm Shift or Education as Usual?
    Ashley  White1.
    1,  , AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

EEE4: Lab to Classroom: Reaching Diverse Audiences

Chair: Kathryn Hollar
Wednesday PM, April 3, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Nob Hill C

  • 1:30 PM - *EEE4.01
    Materials Science Summer Academies for High School Students
    Daniel  Steinberg1.
    1,  , Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
  • 2:00 PM - EEE4.02
    It Takes a Community to Raise an Engineer — STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES)
    Michael  L  Falk1 2 3, Carolyn  A  Parker4, Yolanda  Abel4, Stephen  B  Plank5, Christine  A  Newman6, Ekaterina  Denisova7.
    1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 2,  Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 3,  Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 4,  Teacher Preparation, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 5,  Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 6,  Center for Educational Outreach of the Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 7,  , Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • 2:15 PM - EEE4.03
    Shanandoah Valley Nanoscience Outreach Collaboration
    Costel  Constantin1, Christopher  Wm  Hughes1, Brian  H  Augustine1, Scott  Paulson1.
    1,  Physics and Astronomy, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.
  • 2:30 PM - EEE4.04
    From Stage to Classroom - The Transfer of Knowledge through the Festival ``Science on Stage"
    Tanja  Tajmel1 2, Ingo  Salzmann2.
    1,  Department of German Literature, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany; 2,  Department of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2:45 PM - EEE4.05
    Mango Plantations and Dairy Farms: A Cross-cultural RET Site Program with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
    Ben  Taylor1, A.  L.  Gillian-Daniel1, G.  M.  Zenner Peterson1, S.  Mercado Feliciano2, N.  Cardona Martinez3.
    1,  Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; 2,  Science on Wheels Educational Center, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, USA; 3,  Chemical Engineering Department, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, USA.
  • 3:00 PM - Break
  • 3:30 PM - EEE4.06
    Science and Cooking at Harvard University
    Naveen  Sinha1, Otger  Campas2, Amy  Rowat3, Joan  Abrams4, Joshua  Bridger5, Kathryn  Hollar1, Daniel  Rosenberg1, Pia  Sorenson1, Heloise  Vilaseca6, Michael  Brenner1, David  Weitz1.
    1,  , Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  Mechanical Engineering, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California, USA; 3,  Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA; 4,  , Cambridge Ridge and Latin School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; 5,  , Dover-Sherborn High School, Sherborn, Massachusetts, USA; 6,  , WikiCells, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 3:45 PM - EEE4.07
    Managing Effective Evaluation of Informal STEM Education Projects
    Kirsten  M  Ellenbogen1 2, Darrell  Porcello3.
    1,  , Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; 2,  Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, Association of Science-Technology Centers, Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA; 3,  Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA.
  • 4:00 PM - EEE4.08
    Materials, Design, and Innovation in Nonmajors Science Education
    Jonathan  B  Puthoff1, Anne  Bentley2, Kellar  Autumn1, Julio  dePaula2.
    1,  Biology, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, USA; 2,  Chemistry, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • 4:15 PM - EEE4.09
    NOMS Education and Dissemination: Lab-to-market and Lab-to-classroom
    Eva  M  Campo1.
    1,  , Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom.

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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