• UW-MRSEC Director Nicholas Abbott teaches the community about liquid crystals at Engineering Expo

    UW-MRSEC Director Nicholas Abbott teaches the community about liquid crystals at Engineering Expo

  • MRSEC researchers Christopher Bell and Julia Nepper teach microfluidics to students at Engineering Expo

    MRSEC researchers Christopher Bell and Julia Nepper teach microfluidics to students at Engineering Expo

  • UW-MRSEC Assistant Director of Education Ben Taylor interacts with students at Family Science Night at the Goodman Community Center

    UW-MRSEC Assistant Director of Education Ben Taylor interacts with students at Family Science Night at the Goodman Community Center

  • UW-MRSEC Education Director Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniels interacts with the public at Family Science Night at Goodman Community Center

    UW-MRSEC Education Director Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniels interacts with the public at Family Science Night at Goodman Community Center

  • Students interact with memory metal at Family Science Night at Goodman Community Center in Madison, WI.

    Students interact with memory metal at Family Science Night at Goodman Community Center in Madison, WI.

  • Community members participate in Nanogold Sensors on Science Saturday at Towncenters at Discovery in Madison, WI.

    Community members participate in Nanogold Sensors on Science Saturday at Towncenters at Discovery in Madison, WI.

Welcome to our materials science education website! We create educational modules based upon materials science and nanotechnology research done at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. On this site, you can find a large collection of activities ranging from labs that can be done in the classroom to tabletop demonstrations suitable for informal education venues. Our group is the NSF-funded UW Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Interdisciplinary Education Group (UW MRSEC IEG). We use examples of nanotechnology and advanced materials to enhance public understanding of fundamental science and engineering concepts and to share the excitement and potential of these interdisciplinary fields with K-12 audiences and the general public.


Please feel free to use any of the material on our site, we just ask that you include the acknowledgement found here. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please direct them to Ben Taylor at bltaylor2@wisc.edu.

To order Hands-On Science Kits and Demos, please visit ice.chem.wisc.edu

 

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