Recent Activities

Egg Drop Competition

Egg drop competition, a fun activity for MSE undergraduates and graduates

Date: October 2, 2015
Time: 10.15 am
Location: IMS Reading Room.


Micrograph Contest

Micrograph Contest


IMS Summer Ice Cream Social Event

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Egg Drop Competition

pdf_iconEgg drop competition, a fun activity for MSE undergraduates and graduates

Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: IMS Reading Room.

Litchfield 4-H Visit – Center for Clean Energy Engineering

Before watching UConn Women Basketball’s victory over Louisville, a group from the Litchfield 4-H visited the Center for Clean Energy Engineering on Sunday, February 9th.  The group consisted of 4-H club members, club leaders and family members ranging in age from 7 to 70.  This group had particular interest to see how UConn is researching the energy problems of today and tomorrow.  Fifty-six 4-H participants were onsite to learn about energy, sustainability issues with fossil fuels, and the basics of clean, renewable energy.  The Connecticut 4-H youth program seeks out opportunities for teaching young people that science can be fun through early STEM exposure by offering fun hands-on activities that foster skills and character development in science, citizenship and healthy living.

Presentations on clean and sustainable energy, lab demos on fuel cell technology and polymers, and a tour of the center were given by Sapna Gupta and Alan Harris, graduate students of Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) and officers of the newly-formed University of Connecticut chapter of the professional fraternity Keramos.  Keramos is dedicated to developing leaders in the fields of science and engineering, with a focus on the use of ceramics in modern life.  Next-generation ceramics are a fundamental component in tomorrow’s energy systems, from fuel cells to gas-turbine engines.