Outreach Program

The Center recognizes that recruiting well-prepared students into any engineering program is a “pipeline” issue. The roots of this endeavor begin prior to the college freshman year; they reach into the high school or earlier academic experience of the student.


Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Research Experience for Undergraduates program provides a ten-week paid summer research experience for six students enrolled in undergraduate science and engineering programs at U.S. institutions. Students work on exciting ongoing Center research projects with the MRSEC faculty mentors and graduate students.


Research Experience for Teachers

The MRSEC provides up-to five metro-Atlanta high school physics teachers a research experience every summer. The objective of the program is to familiarize participating physics teachers with the modern materials and physics concepts and their applications to engineering as well as their relevance to today’s technology


Squishy Physics

Squishy Physics investigates materials that are soft and easy to deform and that, in many cases, consist of mixtures of phases. Most of what we eat is squishy - behaving as a solid on a plate, or as a liquid when processed in your mouth. Mayonnaise, for example, is a collection of oil droplets in egg yolk, and milk is comprised of solid-like particles. 

The 3rd annual squishy physics Saturday will focus on “The Exciting Science of Chocolate” and will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10am to 12 pm.

For more info and registration please visit the event web site.

Previous Squishy Physics Activities

1st Squishy Physics Saturday (March 2012)

2nd Squishy Physics Saturday (February 2013)

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