Program Highlights

Materials Science for Elementary/Secondary Students

University of Nebraska MRSEC faculty make presentations on materials science topics to students in grades 5 -12 classrooms and in larger venues such as “Future Problem Solvers” Workshops and “Saturday Science”. Presentations include such topics as magnetic materials, shape memory alloys, optics and light, and nanotechnology. The discussion often includes answers to the questions: “What does a scientist do? How do I become a scientist?”

R. Kirby, S. Ducharme, J. Shield, and D. Leslie-Pelecky


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This picture shows Steve Ducharme demonstrating materials science topics to an 8th-grade class at Lefler Middle School.

Highlight Info

Date: March 2004
Research Area: Education/Outreach