UA MRSEC Initiates Collaborations with Local Science Museums

The MRSEC at the University of Alabama has begun partnering with the McWane Science Center in Birmingham and the Children’s Hands on Museum (CHOM) in Tuscaloosa. Graduate students took part in “Show and Tell Saturday” at CHOM in February, letting museum visitors do experiments to explore the effect of detergents on oil/water mixtures, and to build simple electrical circuits.

A team of MRSEC faculty gave a presentation to McWane Science Center staff on Nanoscience, and developed plans for deploying faculty/students teams in the Museum to assist with Nanodays activities in March.