CAREER: Chemically Modified Ternary Chalcogenide Materials Benjamin R. Martin, Texas State University - San Marcos, DMR 0748140.
Voltammogram (vs. Li) comparing MoS2(blue) with MoS2 exposed to barium (Ba0.05MoS2). Adsorbed barium forms an impermeable barrier, preventing ion transfer.
Layered arsenide structures, emphasizing exchangeable potassium ions
Powder diffraction patterns demonstrating reversible redox cycling
CAREER: Chemically Modified Ternary Chalcogenide MaterialsBenjamin R. Martin, Texas State University - San Marcos, DMR 0748140
“Family Science Night” was established in 2008 as a component of this award to encourage parents to conduct science experiments with their children. Undergraduate science majors guide groups through hands-on experiments at elementary schools.
The event is now tied to child-friendly holiday themes, and publicized using flyers, announcements, and a phone message alert to parents. Attendance now exceeds 100 families at an event (a 500% increase).
The challenge remains to maintain parent involvement as the event grows in popularity.
Invitation to the Spring, 2011 Family Science Night Activity, which drew hundreds of participants.