CEM at Columbus City Schools’ Innis Elementary for Annual “Science Day”

This wDSC08854eek the CEM mobilized a total of 45 volunteers to go to Innis Elementary school in Columbus, Ohio,  including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff. About 450 students benefited from the program, with such demos as Energy Bike, Crystalline Snowflakes, Chemistry Show, Helicopters and Autorotation, How Does My Computer Work, and many others.

The program PI is CEM professor Nandini Trivedi (IRG-1), with staff support by Michelle McCombs and Erin Rinehart, and onsite coordination by Innis Elementary Teacher Theresa Barber.DSC08787 - crop

OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program (2011-12)

We are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program (2011-12), open to the Ohio State University (OSU) Materials community. This enhanced seed program leverages resources and best practices from the seed programs of the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), ENCOMM, and Institute for Materials Research (IMR). The result is a unified RFP with three Funding Tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding excellence in materials research of varying scopes.

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Please join us for a CEM Special Seminar – Dr. Satischandra B. Ogale

Dr. Satish B. Ogale, a distinguished scientist from the National Chemical Laboratory in Pune India, will be visiting the CEM, December 7th through 10th. He will present a seminar titled “Oxide-Based Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors and Defect Ferromagnetism” on Tuesday, December 8th, 4 PM, PRB Smith Seminar Room. Please click here for a flyer with an abstract and bio.  Satish will be available to speak one-on-one, or to a group, during his stay at CEM.  Please contact the CEM office (inquiries@cem.osu.edu) for more information.

Middle School Students Explore Materials at CEM

Trains that don’t touch the track? Bananas can be hammers? Metals can have memory?!? Middle school students investigated these phenomena and more during a morning of hands-on activities with CEM faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students on February 18, 2009. This visit to the CEM was part of the Breakfast of Science Champions, an Ohio State program that introduces students to science, math, and engineering, and the visit was the second hosted by the CEM this academic year. The students will return to campus in May to participate in a videoconference during which they will share what they learned about the CEM and materials science with other students.