CEM and New Mexico Highlands Awarded PREM Funding from NSF

CEM and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) were recently awarded a Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) grant from the NSF. Prof. Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin (IRG-2) is the co-PI. The objective of the PREM program is to broaden participation and enhance diversity in materials research and education by stimulating the development of long-term, multi-investigator research and education partnerships between minority-serving colleges/universities and NSF materials-related centers and facilities.

As part of the PREM, two new materials science courses will be designed at NMHU in collaboration with OSU. Multiple exchanges will take place during the course of the program, with CEM participants delivering guest lectures and seminars at NMHU, as well as multiple visits by NMHU students and faculty to conduct research or participate in the CEM Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program. NSL facilities will be used directly and to provide expert advice to NMHU from NSL staff. Additionally, there will be a PREM Annual retreat alternating between Las Vegas, NM and Columbus, OH.

The Center looks forward to future research and collaboration in partnership with NMHU.

Volunteer at Science Day

We need your help!Science Day 2015

Science Day at Innis Elementary
Thursday, May 7, 2015
8:00AM-11:00AM or 12:00PM- 3:00PM

CEM is in need of 50+ volunteers to participate in Science Day- a field day devoted entirely to science at Innis Elementary School on May 7th, 2015.

  • It’s really fun!
  • Make a difference at an inner-city school
  • Promote STEM to future scientists
  • CEM students and faculty are requested to participate in outreach annually

Stations include but are not limited to: silly putty, water rockets, lasers and gummy bears, paper airplanes, geodesic domes, bubbles and surface tension, germs, bugs, and more!

Volunteer opportunity is open to all at OSU. To sign up, please email Alex Reed(.1028).

CEM participates in annual campus-wide outreach event: Breakfast of Science Champions

BOSC 2014

CEM students Yu-Sheng Ou and Andrew Berger demonstrate how a hard drive works to a group of local middle school students.

CEM students, faculty, and staff hosted a group of middle school students on Thursday November 13th for the annual campus-wide outreach event, Breakfast of Science Champions. CEM students ran two demonstrations: the superconducting train and ‘Nanomagnetism: How Does my Hard Drive Work?’ The Nanomagnetism demo was designed and built by CEM students and has been adapted for use at the Boston Museum of Science.

CEM to Host Informational Panel for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The Center for Emergent Materials is hosting a panel for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program on Tuesday, October 12 from 2-3PM in 1080 Physics Research Building.  Please see the flyer for additional details.

The panel will consist of three current NSF Graduate Fellows and one faculty member who has reviewed applications.

Additional information for other upcoming Graduate Fellowships will also be provided.
Please RSVP to mccombs.75@osu.edu.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Michelle McCombs at mccombs.75@osu.edu.

Applications now open for the 2010-2011 Academic Year Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The OSU Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) will support 9 undergraduates to do CEM related research during the academic year starting November 1, 2010 and continuing through Spring quarter 2011. Students will be expected to work 8 to 10 hours per week during regular class weeks at $10/hour and to present a poster describing their research at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum toward the end of Spring quarter, 2011. For additional information, please see http://cem.osu.edu/education-and-outreach/reu/