Strain Induced Multifunctionality in Complex Oxides. Antiferrodistortive transition. Ferroelectric transition. Venkatraman Gopalan , Pennsylvania State University, DMR-0512165.
Venkatraman Gopalan, Pennsylvania State University,DMR-0512165
The Science and Technology of Light: Workshop for High School Girls
Venkatraman Gopalan, Pennsylvania State University, DMR-0512165
The Science and Technology of Light: Douglass Science Camp for High School Girls: A workshop (panels (a)-(d)) was organized by Gopalan, at Rutgers university in March 2006 (In conjunction with Prof. Darrell Schlom (PI, NSF-NIRT)). 48 of the top high school girls interested in science from across New Jersey attended this one day event. Gopalan conducted the workshop for 6 groups of 8 girls each. The response was enormously positive. See Art from an attendee (right panel (b)): “I Love Science”. The scribble relates to the measurement we made that the velocity of light in a glass fiber was 1.5 times slower than in air. The refractive index of glass was therefore deduced to be 1.5.
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) High School Girls Camp at Penn State: This event was held in June 2006, and presented the above-mentioned optical voice link module to visiting high school girls. Two graduate students from Gopalan group, Eftihia Vlahos and Lili Tian conducted this workshop.
Two high school teachers in Pennsylvania, Paul Longwell from Hollidaysburg, PA (see panel (e)), working with graduate student, Lili Tian on electro-optic measurements) and Wendy McCoullough from State College, PA spent time in Gopalan group in summer (2005) to develop teaching curricula in optics and lasers to take back to their classes in Fall.
Faculty from Undergraduate Institution : David McGee from Drew University spent time in PIs lab (July 2006), learning prism coupling in optical waveguides. The PIs group shared the home-built design of the coupler with David, who is reproducing it in Drew University for purposes of undergraduate education and research.