NSF Mrsec Innovative Materials Science and 21st Century Skills through Team-Based Interdisciplinary Research

Thursday, October 16, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 407 (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Rolando Valdes Aguilar, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Description: Materials Research Science & Engineering Centers (MRSECs) allow large multidisciplinary teams of university-based researchers to undertake cutting-edge materials research. This symposium will illustrate the value-added of interdisciplinary researchers for students and researchers, and highlight opportunities for REU, MS and PhD study as well as postdoctoral and faculty appointments.

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
CRISP MRSEC: Achievement of 21st Century Skills via Team-Based Interdisciplinary Research in Materials Science
Christine Broadbridge, PhD , Professor , Southern Connecticut State University
10:40 AM
Exciting Undergraduate Research Experiences at UCSB MRSEC
Javier Read de Alaniz, PhD , Assistant Professor , University of California, Santa Barbara
11:00 AM
Navigating Mentor-Student Dynamics and the Importance of Good Dialog
Melissa Kosinski-Collins, PhD , Associate Professor of Biology , Brandeis University
11:20 AM
Programmable Drops for Hierarchical Microstructures
Nick J. Carroll, PhD , Assistant Professor , Duke University