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Program Highlights

Molecular Charge Storage Materials - IRG2

Jia Sun, Brad Payne, Greg Szulczewski, and Silas Blackstock (February, 2006)

Label-Free Bioanalytical Detection Using Membrane-Coated Silica Nanoparticles

Michael M. Baksh, Esther M. Winter, Nathan G. Clack and Jay T. Groves: University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Center for Materials for Information Technology Game Museum

Center for Materials for Information Technology at University of Alabama have recently gone live with 5 computer games targeted at middle school students. The games are designed to teach them about the periodic table and one is designed to teach about rock classifications.

Greener Q-Dots: Doped Nanocrystals

Demonstrates a new class of Quantum Dots that are not toxic but fluoresce throughout the visible by varying the dopant.

The Eyes Have It

Researchers in the Center for the Science and Engineering of Materials (CSEM) at the California Institute of Technology are developing a new class of biomaterials for use in surgery and regenerative medicine.

Forensic Science As A Springboard - OU RET's Take Modules on the Road to Metrotech High School

"CSI is a hot topic, and that makes it fascinating to kids. But it's also applied science, and it's a powerful way to get kids involved in the scientific process: carefully documenting observations and analyzing results." Merle Hunsaker, RET and science teacher.

Symposium Highlights New Research Developments

In October 2005, a "Materials Day at MIT" outreach symposium was held that focused on new research developments from the MIT MRSEC program. This full day symposium, organized by MIT's Materials Processing Center (MPC) and Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), was attended by representatives from a total of 42 different companies.

CSEM Co-Hosts Robotics Conference with The Center for Neuromorphic Systems Engineering

This unique event intended to introduce students to the world of robotics and provide educators with robotics-related teaching resources. This year's conference focused on the exciting field of underwater research and exploration and how robots are dramatically changing the way this is accomplished.