The Material World Workshop

The Material World


Faculty Resource Network at NYU

Network Summer 2011


June 13 – 17, 2011


Morning Sessions 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Afternoon Sessions 2:00 PM – 5 PM




For photos of the Material World Workshop click HERE.

Materials science is part of the fabric of everyday life, impacting society through key technology sectors ranging from health to transportation to energy to computers, yet the underlying principles that define the properties of everyday and advanced materials are typically not addressed in undergraduate science curricula. Together we will develop modules designed to expose students to the science underlying tangible objects they experience daily and feel are relevant to their lives, imprinting important scientific principles in ways other subjects often cannot achieve. Moreover, the interdisciplinary nature of materials science provides a natural mechanism for introducing into undergraduate courses in the physical sciences.


Syllabus

 

Schedule Overview

 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Topic: Holographic Video Microscopy

Convener: David Grier

Morning Location: Meyer Building, Center for Soft Matter Research, 6th floor

Afternoon Location: Meyer Building, Center for Soft Matter Research, 6th floor

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Crystals and Light

Conveners: Bart Kahr, Mike Ward

Morning Location: Molecular Design Institute Seminar Room, Brown 6th Floor

Afternoon Location: Molecular Design Institute Laboratory, Brown 6th Floor

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Packing: From Marbles to Dice

Convener: Paul Chaikin

Morning Location: Meyer Building, Center for Soft Matter Research, 6th floor

Special Afternoon Session: Participant Discussion on Curriculum Enhancement

 

Special Late Afternoon Session, 4 PM: Color and Food (Kent Kirshenbaum)

Location: Silver Complex, Room TBA

 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lithography and Electronic Materials

Convener: Adam Braunschweig

Morning Location: Molecular Design Institute Seminar Room, Brown 6th Floor

Afternoon Location: Molecular Design Institute Laboratory, Brown 6th Floor

 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Polymer Chemistry

Convener: Marcus Weck

Morning Location: Molecular Design Institute Seminar Room, Brown 6th Floor

Afternoon Location: Molecular Design Institute Laboratory, Brown 6th Floor

Updated on 09/20/2011