Between October 8-10th, six UConn Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates attended the 2012 Materials Science & Technology Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The technical themes of MS&T ’12 included biomaterials, ceramic and glass materials, electronic and magnetic materials, energy issues, fundamentals and characterization, iron and steel, materials-environment interactions, materials performance, and processing and product manufacturing. Seniors Kayla Molnar, Bryan Liggett, Jason Chan, Austin Poucher, Drew Capolupo, and junior Nathan Martin observed presentations on exciting new research in areas such as additive manufacturing, biomaterials, sensors, nuclear materials, and green manufacturing. They entered a mug into the Mug Drop competition, in which the winning mug dropped from over 13 feet without breaking. In addition to taking advantage of the excellent educational and professional networking opportunities, the students visited Carnegie Mellon University, viewed the city from scenic Mt. Washington, and caught up on lab reports. They will surely be promoting MS&T 2013, to be held in Montreal, Quebec!
Published: October 22, 2012