“Making Stuff” outreach activity

On campus over intersession? Come volunteer at a half-day “Making Stuff” outreach program! This is an event for more than 700 middle school students that will coincide with a PBS NOVA show called Making Stuff that’s all about materials science. They’ve asked Princeton to conduct an education outreach event to complement the 4-part TV series and get kids excited about science and engineering. We’d like as much undergraduate involvement as possible. Please e-mail pmrs@princeton.edu if you’ll be available and willing to help out! You can propose your own activity or generally help out at ones that have already been organized.

Dinner discussion with Prof. Nan Yao

Monday, 12/13/2010, 5 pm
Frist 309

Join PUMRS for a presentation/discussion with Professor Nan Yao of the Imaging and Analysis Center on Monday, 12/13/2010 at 5 pm in Frist 309. He will be speaking on “Advanced Microscopy for Energy & Environmental Materials Characterization.” Dinner from Mehek will be served!

Senior T-shirts

We are soliciting t-shirt designs for the graduating seniors in the MSE undergraduate class of ’10. Please submit your ideas to us. If we use your design, you’ll receive a free t-shirt!

New Site

Welcome to PMRS’s new site. Expect updates in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, check out our old site at http://www.princeton.edu/~pmrs/index2.html.

MSE Undergraduate Open House

April 6, 2010
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Bowen Atrium
Interested in Materials Science & Engineering? Stop by the MSE Open House and speak to current students and faculty about the program, and make liquid nitrogen ice cream! Pizza lunch provided.

Indian Food Dinner Discussion on Quantum Computing with Andrew Houck

March 25, 2010
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Frist 210
Join us for dinner on Thursday for a discussion with Prof. Andrew Houck from the electrical engineering department about his group’s research in the area of quantum computing and the role materials science plays in these developments. We will also discuss upcoming PMRS events, including a field trip to the Met to learn about art restoration and preservation. Indian food will be provided. All majors and years (including GS) are welcome

Indian Food Dinner Discussion on the Conservation of Sculpture and Monuments with George Scherer

March 8, 2009
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Frist 309
Come have a dinner discussion on Materials Science of Art Conservation with Professor George Scherer!
Professor George Scherer is the William L. Knapp ’47 Professor of Civil Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM). Prior to this, he was a member of the Central Research Department of the DuPont Company. Professor Scherer received his BS, MS, and a PhD in Materials Science all from MIT. Currently, his group is interested the mechanisms of deterioration of concrete and stone, particularly by crystallization of ice and salts in the pores.