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Education Directors Meeting, Dec 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 18:00 to Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 18:00
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The next meeting of the MRSEC education directors is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, December 3rd and 4th at MIT in Cambridge, MA. We will begin at 3:00 on Wednesday with a discussion of the network's goals and meetings of the subcommittees. We will be finished by 4:00 on Thursday afternoon. Please mark your calendar. Further details will be sent at a later date.

This meeting directly follows the education symposium held at the fall MRS meeting in Boston. Some of you may be planning to attend the MRS meeting and stay at the meeting hotel in Boston. As we work with local hotels to reserve a block of rooms, it would be very helpful to know how many rooms might be needed.

MRS Diversity Committee will hold a PREM 10th anniversary event at the MRS meeting and is seeking volunteers from the MRSECs to help judge a poster session on Monday evening and to give a talk on applying to graduate school to the PREM students. If you plan to be at the meeting early in the week and can help, please contact Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel at

MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering
Room 13-2137 (The Von Hippel Room)

Wed., December 3

3:00-4:00 Registration and networking

4:00-4:05 Prof. Michael Rubner: CMSE director’s welcome

4:05-5:00 MRSEC Education Network: Strategic plan

5:00-6:00 Reconstitute standing committees; committees meet

Thurs., December 4

8:30-9:00 Registration, networking and continental breakfast

9:00-9:30 Welcome; Goals for the meeting

9:30-10:00 Dr. Dan Finotello MRSEC Program Manager

10:00-10:45 Presentation: Prof. Robert Tai Topic: Update on Project FOCIS and Assessment of K-12 Programs

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Presentation: Dr. Theodore Hodapp Topic: Promoting Diversity in Physics Education

12:00-1:00 Lunch, networking

1:00-2:30 Presentation/workshop: Felice Frankel Topic: More than Pretty Pictures: Making Science Representations

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:30 Standing committees meet; report back

3:30-4:00 Elect vice chair, evaluation, closing remarks