The Tickle College of Engineering & STEM Career Carnival invited students across campus to visit with industries and campus organizations, like MRS to learn more about ways they can get involved on campus and what careers are available to them in this field. At the MRS booth, students were encouraged to ask question about our organization as well as look at our crystal structures made from Play-Doh and Spaghetti (how cool!!!). Thanks to everyone who took the time to volunteer and a special thanks to everyone that stopped by to talk to us!
At the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester and with the sponsorship of MSE Hall of Famer, Dr. Warren Oliver's company: Nanomechanics, Inc., the UTK-MRS chapter was able to host a Welcome BBQ on the first floor common area of the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM). Students were encouraged to meet with each other as well as our industry contacts from Nanomechanics, all while enjoying a delicious barbecue lunch! It was a great turn out and a optimistic start to the year!
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with your fellow MRS members! In order to bring in the Thanksgiving Holiday, students and faculty brought dishes to share for our potluck. Although there was a questionable incident with a frozen turkey (haha) the event turned out to be a great success with many students enjoying the food that was shared.
The College of Engineering STEM Carnival was a fun outdoor carnival street fair. Students were encouraged to visit many booths, including the one hosted by the MRS chapter. The students could also pick up a free hotdog, chili dog or soda. Corporate event sponsors were also there to inform students about their fall recruiting events. Also there were prizes and MORE!
MRS-UTK, Materials Science and Engineering department of UTK, and JIAM hosted a Characterization of Materials short course May 6th - 8th, 2015. There were 29 lectures that focused on various characterization techniques in the materials science field. Lecturers were representing the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or Zeiss. Three demos occurred over the short course: scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and nanoindentation. Over 100 students participated in the short course.
Several members of the UTK MRS student chapter attended the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. Graduate student Caitlin Taylor (President) gave a talk. Graduate students Luis Casillas, Devin Roberts and Tony Wong presented posters. Christopher Hobbs (treasurer), and undergraduate member, presented a poster at the meeting. Luis was nominated for a poster award.
The MRS chapter set up a table at the 2014 Engineering Carnival on Ferris Hall Lawn. There were two materials science related activities for visiting students to enjoy and learn more about the field. Students were introduced to crystal structures and characterization methods.