Education and outreach efforts use an interactive, constructionist approach to address the nature and cognitive cause of materials science misconceptions, informing teacher professional development, undergraduate courses and high school project based materials science classes engaging students otherwise not interested in STEM. In addition, high school and undergraduate students perform emergent materials research; k-12 students and the public explore hands-on activities through outreach efforts; and students, post docs and faculty participate in professional development activities.
Our education and outreach activities include: outreach activities, internship programs, Research Experiences for the Undergraduate (REU) Programs, education research/curriculum development and Professional Development for Graduate Students, Post Doctoral Fellows, and Faculty.
Education and Outreach Leadership
- Andrew Heckler, Associate Professor, Department of Physics (Education and Outreach Director)
- Thomas Lemberger, Professor, Department of Physics
- Michelle McCombs, Education and Outreach Coordinator
- Katharine Flores, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science (Former Education and Outreach Director)