CRISP Education and Outreach

The Education and Outreach (EO) program is an essential part of the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena, (CRISP)  MRSEC located at Yale and SCSU. CRISP offers activities that promote the interdisciplinary and innovative aspects of materials science to a diverse group of participants. The objective of the program is to enhance the education of future scientists, science teachers, K-12 students, parents, and the general public. Our goal is to offer interdepartmental and intercollegiate programs in modern materials science education to address the need for: improved scientific literacy of future voters and public officials, more qualified science teachers who are well educated and socially diverse, state-of-the-art research experiences for undergraduate students, increased multidisciplinary education and training for graduate students. CRISP EO programs have evolved based on a process of feedback and evaluation into its signature programs: MRSEC Initiative for STEM Education (MISE) and MRSEC Initiative for Multidisciplinary Education and Research (MIMER) To learn more about our EO program and the opportunities available, please go to our main site

CRISP provides educational resources to local area educators and STEM professionals, with particular focus on urban districts. We invite you to explore this site to learn about the opportunities CRISP provides to educators. To get updates about our workshops and other events, join our mailing list!

Upcoming Event at SCSU

Music of the Spheres

Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 7:30pm at the SCSU Lyman Center

Music of the Spheres is a collaborative effort between the Music Department and the Physics Department at SCSU. The SCSU Symphonic Band is playing SPACE THEMED music while playing a slideshow with space images/videos. In between songs the physics department will make connections to the music through astronomy and physics talks. Talks include relationship between stellar frequencies and musical intervals, Music of the Spheres and Binary Star Systems. Presenters include:

  • Dr. Elliott Horch, Professor of Physics, SCSU
  • Ms. Nicole Granucci, Adjunct Professor of Physics, SCSU
  • Dr. James O'Brien, Professor of Physics, WIT
  • SCSU University Band, directed by Dr. Craig Hlavac

This event is free and open to the public, donations are appreciated

Music of the Spheres

Upcoming CRISP Workshops

SAVE the DATE!

5th Annual Materials & Manufacturing Summer Teachers' Institute

July 25 - 27, 2017

This is a 3-day professional development workshop designed to acquaint science teachers with real-life applications of STEM skills in today’s manufacturing environment. In the past, this workshop has been extremely successful in providing a comprehensive, first-hand-look at various forms of industry. In 2016 we introduced a new approach: the Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute 2.0!

This newly designed workshop continues to educate teachers on today’s manufacturing environment, but also gives educators the opportunity to be completely submerged in the industrial process. Teachers learn about the methods of manufacturing with heat, brass and plastics, and use state-of-the-art machinery to design and build their own hammer. With the ability to use resources from both Southern Connecticut State University and Platt Technical High School, the Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute 2.0 is a comprehensive, hands-on, unparalleled experience for everyone involved.

Check out photos from the 2016 M&M workshop!

 

2016 Materials and Manufacturing Institute

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for undergraduates, graduate students postdocs and faculty to help us bring STEM into our community. We need volunteers for events like Family Science Nights, public lectures, workshops and more.  Click here to sign up to volunteer

Are you looking to be a mentor for a class or individual student for the New Haven Science Fair? Sign up here: New Haven Science Fair.

Volunteers at Family Science Night

 

CRISP EO programs are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. DMR-1119826. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this site are those of the contributing author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF

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