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MATERIALS RESEARCH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER

 

The Center also partnered with the Biobus, a mobile science education initiative conceived by Dr. Ben Dubin-Thaler for biology-relevant lessons but now equipped with microscopes, cameras, and computers for hands-on materials science

experiments unavailable in underserved schools, reaching 97 middle-school and high-school classes comprising more than 2400 K-12 students since Y2009.

 

The Biobus materials module was used for Teacher Cross-Training with MRSEC faculty, post-docs, and NYC public school teachers, and it was highlighted at the 2011 MRS Spring

Meeting and contributed to NOVA’s Making Stuff

(click here)

The BioBus: A mobile materials lab for kids

 

Light microscopy, confocal microscopy, SEM, AFM and a mini-lecture hall for hands-on science experiments

 

STEM resource for underserved schools

 

Reaches 20,000 K-12 students each year

 

Visits schools, summer camps, parks, museums, community gardens, urban farms, after-school programs, the World Science Festival and Maker Faire

 

Equipped with solar panels; uses wind power; runs on vegetable oil from local restaurants

 

NYU-MRSEC portable curriculum modules:“Watching Paint Dry”, “The Science of Milk”“The Electricity of Magnetism”

 

Science Teacher Cross-Training: Brujic, Chaikin, 8 post-docs, 9 New York Public School teachers

 

Additional Resources:

Lewis Dots

 

Development of the iPad app “Lewis Dots” for molecule building that, unlike other programs, accounts for lone pairs and valence.

 

The app was showcased at the New York Technology Meetup, selected by the NYU Stern School of Business for the NYU Innovation Venture Fellows Program, and NYU MRSEC Y2014 preproposal PD-3 awarded a grant from the NSF I-Corps program.

(click here)

 

MRSEC Investigator: Dr. Jin Montclare

Additional Resources:

Lewis Dots

 

Development of the iPad app “Lewis Dots” for molecule building that, unlike other programs, accounts for lone pairs and valence.

 

The app was showcased at the New York Technology Meetup, selected by the NYU Stern School of Business for the NYU Innovation Venture Fellows Program, and NYU MRSEC Y2014 preproposal PD-3 awarded a grant from the NSF I-Corps program.

(click here)

 

MRSEC Investigator: Dr. Jin Montclare

Additional Resources:

Lewis Dots

 

Development of the iPad app “Lewis Dots” for molecule building that, unlike other programs, accounts for lone pairs and valence.

 

The app was showcased at the New York Technology Meetup, selected by the NYU Stern School of Business for the NYU Innovation Venture Fellows Program, and NYU MRSEC Y2014 preproposal PD-3 awarded a grant from the NSF I-Corps program.

(click here)

 

MRSEC Investigator: Dr. Jin Montclare

For Additional question about Outreach Please contact :

Wesley Francillon

Andre Adler

For Additional question about Outreach Please contact :

Wesley Francillon

Andre Adler

For Additional question about Outreach Please contact :

Wesley Francillon

Andre Adler

For Additional question about Outreach Please contact :

Wesley Francillon

Andre Adler

For Additional question about Outreach Please contact :

Wesley Francillon

Andre Adler

For question about MRSEC outreach Please contact :

Wesley Francillon (wf20@nyu.edu)

Andre Adler (aca1@nyu.edu)

 

 

Development of the iPad app “Lewis Dots” for molecule building that, unlike other programs, accounts for lone pairs and valence.

 

The app was showcased at the New York Technology Meetup, selected by the NYU Stern School of Business for the NYU Innovation Venture Fellows Program, and NYU MRSEC Y2014 preproposal PD-3 awarded a grant from the NSF I-Corps program.

(click here)

 

MRSEC Investigator: Dr. Jin Montclare

The Center released five “Science Video Vignettes” – Super Proteins and the Power of Self-Assembly, Fun with Photonics, Exploring the Biobus, Pirates and Particles (Figure ACH-5), Crystals and Kidney Stones – designed to convey science to young people and the general public through whimsical, but informative and technically accurate, videos produced with Laura Newman, an alumna of the NYU-Tisch School of the Arts. Available for download on the NYU MRSEC website, the videos also have been disseminated through YouTube, NSF 360, the Physics Front, and the American Chemical Society.

Science Video Vignettes:  Disseminiation of STEM

The new iPad app on iTunes allows students to manipulate Lewis Dot structures of chemical compounds like the ones shown, of water, lithium fluoride, bromine, hydrogen cyanide and calcium ion. The green dots represent the lone pairs and lines represent bonds between atoms.

High Impact Scientific Communication 

Biobus/Biobase: Dissemination of hands-on Materials Science Curriculum

Lewis Dots: Ipad molecule building app