University of Minnesota MRSEC
A comprehensive center that integrates interdisciplinary materials research with innovative outreach to inspire excellence in all aspects of science and engineering
Within the collaborative and cross disciplinary environment of the UMN MRSEC, Snowden fellows will engage in exciting research projects aligned with IRG 1: Ionic Control of Materials, IRG-2: Mesoscale Network Materials, or a Seed Project. Fellows will additionally participate in a variety of MRSEC professional and career development opportunities, including workshops about topics such as building an inclusive climate, dealing with conflict, self-advocacy, as well as networking opportunities with visiting academic and industrial scientists, and specific preparation for future academic careers. Additionally, fellows will have opportunities to act as mentors and role models for young learners (K-12 through undergraduate) through participation in a suite of outreach activities.
Zhenguan Shen (Lodge/Siepmann) and Tristan K. Truttmann (Jalan) were the UMN MRSEC candidates for the first-ever NSF MRSEC Science Slam. Contestants made videos highlighting their research in creative ways. The videos are intended to inform the general public about the latest research taking place at MRSECs across the country. Transcripts are also available in pdf format. You can view all of the 2022 Science Slam entries at mrsec.org.
Don Zhengyuan Shen: Can AI Help Materials Design and Discovery? [pdf transcript]
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