University of Wisconsin–Madison

What’s New

We’ve updated our Español Page with new activities from our partners at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

Working with molecular dynamics simulation expert Dane Morgan, UW MRSEC education director Ann Lynn Gillian-Daniel and with the support of a MRSEC seed grant, MLI developed interactive 3-D simulation for mobile devices. The simulation was developed to help students understand the structures and attributes of particles at the molecular level, providing real-time feedback and responding to student’s actions.

What's New at the MRSEC Education Group

  • MRSEC Education Group mentioned in Cap Times

    UW MRSEC Education Director Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel is featured in the article, “Science to the people: UW-Madison’s outreach efforts aim to reinforce the value of research,” which ran in The Cap Times on September 17. …

  • New Paper Published

    The paper “Microwave Synthesis of Zinc Hydroxy Sulfate Nanoplates and Zinc Oxide Nanorods in the Classroom” has been published in the Journal of Chemical Education. It was written from an activity developed by Rafal Dziedzic, …

  • PEOPLE Program

    Jordyn Schroeder is a Research Experience for Undergraduate participant from the University of Maryland who has been working with us this summer to develop research-based educational materials. Check out The Capital Times write up of …

  • New RET Activity Published

    A new activity has been added to the Activities page: “Modeling How Antennas Transmit/Receive Electromagnetic Wave Signals Using Mechanical (Water) Waves.” The activity was developed by middle school teacher Katie Leary during the 2013 Research …

  • RSEC travels to Puerto Rico for Nano Days 2014

    In April of 2014, MRSEC center director Nicholas Abbott, MRSEC education director Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel, and NSEC Education Director Andrew Greenberg traveled to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico for NanoDays 2014. They worked with University of Puerto …

  • Science of Badger Athletics

    On Saturday, February 2nd, the UW MRSEC, in collaboration with the WARF and Beyond the Game, trained UW athletes to teach members of the general public about the wonders of materials science in the world …

  • RET Participant Melissa Hemling publishes activity in J. Chem. Ed.

    Melissa Hemling, a chemistry teacher at Beaver Dam High School and participant in our RET program from 2011-2012, has published one of the teaching modules she created in the Journal of Chemical Education. The activity, …

  • Bogota

    On October 8, 2013, MRSEC Education Director Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel visited Bogota, Columbia to talk about working with teachers to inform their students and the general public about nanoscience, materials science, and nanotechnology. You can …

  • MRSEC Education mentioned on Listverse.com

    The UW-MRSEC Education Group has been mentioned on Listverse.com’s “10 Amazing Man-made Substances” List for an introductory video of Memory Metal! The video stars Wendy Crone and illustrates the wonders of new materials and the …

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