Graduate students who participate in MRSEC research also engage in a variety of professional development, outreach, education, and community building activities.
Based on individual interests and professional development goals, MRSEC students join or lead an outreach team of their choice for the academic year.
MRI Tour Guide Team
Gives tours of the Millennium Science Complex building and research facilities to visiting groups such as teachers, undergraduates, and prospective graduate students.
Public Outreach Team
Engages kids and adults in science activities at events such as the annual summer Arts Fest Kids Day event and local science fairs.
Teacher & Education Team
Participates in K-12 outreach efforts, including school visits, summer science camps, and the annual Nanodays Teacher Workshop.
MRSEC Welcome Team
Welcomes and hosts MRSEC speakers, collaborators and prospective graduate students; supports diversity-related partnerships with Sloan and Millennium Scholars.
Women in STEM Team
Organizes the Women in STEM Mixer and takes part in other diversity iniatives such as the Expanding Your Horizons program with middle school girls.