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Outreach

 

9/25/2015

Jayakanth met the high school students at Manual Arts High School on “School Without Walls” Day. This event was arranged to create a discussion on how technology is affecting our every day lives. You can find a writeup about the event at the following link here.

10/22/2015

Jayakanth presented a seminar to a group of students from Carson High School during the STEM spotlight event for Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. The seminar was focused on Clean Energy and Sustainability. The STEM spotlight event highlights each department in the Viterbi School of Engineering.

10/31/2015

Jayakanth talked about clean energy to a group of high school students during our annual MESA day. MESA day is an annual event held in USC to create awareness about STEM careers through informational sessions and competitions for high school students.

12/10/2015

Jayakanth participated in the Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology (ESET) Open house at Carson High School. The open house was a great opportunity to discuss with high school students about their science projects.

04/01/2016

We organized a one day outreach event called “Demonstrating Interactions of Electron and Electromagnetic Waves with Matter” for high school students at Carson High School. This event was a collaboration between Viterbi Adopt-a-School Adopt-a-Teacher (VAST), Center for Powerful Public Schools, and Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (CEMMA). The primary objective of the activity is to show state-of-the-art demonstrations for interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter and create a broad awareness for career in Engineering (especially Materials Science and Electrical Engineering) for high school students. The handout used for the students to learn about importance of length scales in materials characterization and the principles behind the operation of various materials characterization tools at CEMMA can be found here.

04/13/2016

Kevin participated in the 18th Annual USC Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work.

 

06/29/2016

Two middle school teachers (Evanna Thompson and Rudolfo Edeza) and two high school students (Matthew Kuner and Adrian Ballard) visit our lab for a month through the USC NSF RET program and SHINE program respectively.

04/01/2017

We organized second annual outreach event called “Demonstrating Interactions of Electron and Electromagnetic Waves with Matter” for high school students at Carson High School. This event was a collaboration between Viterbi Adopt-a-School Adopt-a-Teacher (VAST), Center for Powerful Public Schools, and Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (CEMMA). The primary objective of the activity is to show state-of-the-art demonstrations for interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter and create a broad awareness for career in Engineering (especially Materials Science and Electrical Engineering) for high school students. We also had tours of our labs and of Prof. Kapadia of EE department. Attached is the picture of students visiting our thin film growth lab. The event was profiled by the center here.

 

05/17/2017

Jayakanth served as a grand award judge of “Materials Science” at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017 for high school students.

06/19/2017

We are excited to welcome, Brian Huang and Shravan Hariharam as interns through the SHINE program, and Samantha Noriega, as an intern through our collaboration with the Carson High School. These talented high school students will work with Tom and Yang to learn about materials research performed in our group for the next eight weeks.