Tag Archive | outreach

4-H Career Explorations

Graduate students Michael and Steven revised and ran our University U activity at the 4-H Career Explorations event last month. This year we added a design challenge – after testing individual materials, students tried to make an assembly that gave a J-shaped force-deflection curve under tension. We tested their designs on our Zwick Universal Testing […]

PBS Nova -Treasures of the Earth

Our morphing metal work from last spring was highlighted in a recent PBS Nova Documentary: ¬†“Treasured of the Earth: Metals“. Check out Professors Shepherd and Silberstein and graduate student Ilse Van Meerbeek in the future of metals segment. Available on youtube here:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAboGHdIykA.

Silberstein Lab Participates in Expanding Your Horizons 2014

The Cornell Center for Materials Research hosted its annual Expanding Your Horizons day this past Saturday – a STEM conference for 7th-9th grade girls. Prof Silberstein and postdoc collaborator Margaret Koker participated as “buddies” accompanying two of the girls to their workshops. Graduate student Naigeng Chen gave a tour of the MMD lab and demonstrated […]

GIAC Outreach

The Mechanics for Material Design lab took a trip last week to the Greater Ithaca Activities Center to do materials science activities with a kindergarten and first grade after school program.