promotes and helps support the education outreach efforts of Science Theater, a Michigan State University student run organization. In addition, CSM has created, Sensing our World, a week-long summer camp that teaches 7th and 8th grade students about science and sensors.
Training students in a multidisciplinary
atmosphere of fundamental and applied research, where exceptional science
and engineering are practiced, is a goal of the MRSEC. On the
Michigan State campus, undergraduate and graduate students receive formal
courses that address the specialized, as well as the broad, aspects
of materials education. Access to state-of-the-art Shared Facilities
and the teamwork approach of the MRSEC prepares students for careers
in industry, as well as academia, and encourages critical thinking.
The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program affords high school teachers pragmatic research experience in understanding materials through projects involving synthesis and characterization. RET participants work with Center faculty and their graduate students and postdoctoral associates. MRSEC will provide access to shared facilities, training in their use, and expect active participation in MRSEC group meetings.