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MRSEC Members Teach the Public about Materials Science during the Wisconsin Science Festival

MRSEC researchers teach the public about metallic glasses (top left), light emitting diodes (bottom left), and carbon nanomaterials (center right).

Over the course of two days, the Wisconsin MRSEC presented exciting hands-on, research-inspired  materials science activities to over 1500 people during the 2016 Wisconsin Science Festival.  The 2016 Wisconsin Science Festival was the largest ever with over 250 events in 20 communities across Wisconsin. MRSEC members taught K-12 students and the general public about nanomaterials, metallic glasses, liquid crystals and light emitting diodes.  All the activities are inspired by MRSEC research and the presenters had the opportunity to talk about their own work in materials science and engineering with Festival attendees.