Friday October 28, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Union South

1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715
Northwoods Room, Level 3


Jennifer Weber 
University of Wisconsin - Madison 

Erin Gill
University of Wisconsin - Madison 


Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW)

Please join us for the 5th annual Wisconsin MRSEC-sponsored Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW) to be held on Friday, October 28, 2016. This MRSEC event aims to explore the latest advances in materials research and translate those research themes into new educational activities. This year's BREW will take place in the Northwoods Room of Union South starting at 12:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

This year the focus of the education workshop is on Game-Based Learning. Participants will begin to design educational games based on MRSEC research. David Gagnon, the director of the Field Day Lab and a new member of the MRSEC Education group, will be leading the workshop.



12:00 – 12:45       Lunch and Introduction to Game-Based Learning by David Gagnon

12:45 – 1:15         IRG 1 - New Semiconductors from an Unstable World: Manipulation Strain, Stability, Dimensionality and Flexibility, presented by Prof. Susan Babcock

1:15 – 1:45           IRG 2 - Ultrastable Glasses: New Materials and New Insights, presented by Prof. Paul Voyles with
Ankit Gujral, "Packing of Disks and Rods: Structure of Molecular Glass from X-ray Scattering", and
Wei Tang, "Two Liquids of the Same Molecule: Polyamorphism in D-mannitol"

1:45 – 2:15           IRG 3 - Functional Liquid Crystalline Assemblies, Materials and Interfaces, presented by Profs. Douglas Weibel and Saverio Spagnolie

2:30 – 4:00           Education Workshop (Game Jam)