Summer Research Experience for Teachers
In the summer of 2003, Michelle Strand, a physics teacher from Lincoln Pius X High School, was joining the MRSEC team. She worked with Diandra Leslie-Pelecky and carried out research on nanostructured magnetic materials, specifically those with biological applications. She and Raymond Lemoine, an undergraduate student, designed and built a new vacuum chamber to collect nanoparticles in a liquid suspension, as opposed to the solid collection currently being done.
Michelle working on a piece for the vacuum chamber.
From left: Raymond Lemoine, Michelle Strand,
and Shaina Remboldt with the finished vacuum chamber.