Graduate students at Ohio State's Center for Emergent Materials (Andrew Berger, Michael Page, Shane White) developed a demo illustrating how a computer hard drive works. This demo has been used at several outreach events and in school efforts through the Scientific Thinkers program and is currently under discussion with the Museum of Science in Boston for duplication there.
The Scientific Thinkers program has more than 100 graduate and undergraduate volunteers from STEM disciplines across campus, of which 30 are actively involved. Comments from our volunteers include:
Additional information about Scientific Thinkers can found on our website at: http://osuscientificthinkers.wordpress.com/.