CRISP continued its interactions with industrial companies that aim to commercialize broadly new and simpler approach for force microscopy measurements. Separately, CRISP continued to train graduate students in research, writing, and presentation skills by providing the opportunity to attend a number of international conferences.
Schwarz participated as a judge in the New Haven Science Fair (photo on right). Held in May 2016, over 8,000 New Haven students from 43 schools participated and interacted with more than 160 volunteers for mentoring, presenting, and judging. The program is dedicated to improving the quality of education, particularly science and math education, in New Haven Public Schools.