Tag Archive | outreach

The NY State Fair

The MMD lab made its annual sojourn to the NY State Fair this weekend to host a booth in the 4-H Youth Building. We got to share our enthusiasm for polymers and mechanochemistry with the myriad of people spending their Labor Day at the fair. Joy used her materials science expertise to take our silly […]

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.