Friday October 24, 2014 from 12:50 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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ECB, Tong Auditorium
1550 Engineering Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

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Hotel Red 
1501 Monroe Street
Madison, WI 53711


Erin Gill 
University of Wisconsin - Madison 

Sheri Severson
University of Wisconsin - Madison 


Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW)

Please join us for the 3rd annual Wisconsin MRSEC-sponsored Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW) on Friday, October 24, 2014. This MRSEC event aims to explore the latest advances in materials research and translate those research themes into new educational activities and new opportunities for collaboration between MRSEC interdisciplinary research groups (IRGs).

The meeting will begin with presentations from each of the three IRGs on the advances made over the past year. Presentations will follow a 40-minute plus 10-minute discussion format in anticipation of the NSF site visit next spring.

The IRG presentations will be followed by the education workshop. This year, we ask each IRG to bring three things from the lab that are interesting (or weird, cool, exciting, odd, etc.) and share them. Items can be a sample, picture, piece of data, etc. and will be used to kick off a discussion on educational activities.

If you have any questions about the IRG presentations, please contact Nick Abbott (abbott@engr.wisc.edu). If you have any questions about the education workshop please contact Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel (gillian@wisc.edu).

The meeting will be held in Tong Auditorium in the Engineering Centers Building starting at 1:00 pm, followed by dinner and networking at Hotel Red.



12:50 – 1:30         IRG 2:  Molecular and Electronic Dynamics at Organic-Inorganic Interfaces

1:30 – 1:40           Discussion 

1:40 – 2:20           IRG 3:  Functional Liquid Crystalline Assemblies, Materials and Interfaces

2:20 – 2:30           Discussion

2:30 – 3:10           IRG 1:  New semiconductors from an Unstable World: Manipulating Strain, Stability, Dimensionality and Flexibility

3:10 – 3:20           Discussion

3:20 – 3:30           Break

3:30 – 6:00           Education workshop – Tong Auditorium

6:10 – 8:00           Dinner and networking – Hotel Red