Teaching and Outreach

July, 2017

The Chen group shared some “squishy soft materials” fun with students from Chicago Public Schools, in collaboration with the ICANEXSEL (Illinois-ChiS&E Alliance for Nurturing Excellence in STEM Education and Leadership) outreach program.


June-August, 2017

This summer we are hosting Valerie Cravens, a science teacher in Albuquerque High School (Albuquerque, NM), who worked in the Chen lab with Johnny and Ahyoung.


July, 2016

Nano@engineering RET program: Nickey, a math teacher in Wheeler High School (Marietta, GA), worked in the Chen lab with Juyeong, and presented her work in a poster session of the RET program.

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MSE 480/CHEM 488 (Fall): Surface and Colloids

Chemistry and physics of surfaces and interfaces, with emphasis on behavior in liquid media. Surface composition; surface and interfacial forces; colloidal stability and flocculation; amphiphilic molecules. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.

MSE 450 (Spring):Polymer Science and Engineering

Polymer synthesis, mechanical properties, thermodynamics, with emphasis on practical applications. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.