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MEM·C Participates in NSF MRSEC’s 1st Annual Science Slam



MEM·C started off 2022 with diamonds, lightsabers, and an awesome Science Slam presentation by Chaman Gupta, PhD student in the Pauzauskie group at UW’s Materials Science & Engineering department. The Science Slam, hosted on 1/28/2022 via Zoom by NSF MRSEC, was a national event with a huge audience of MRSEC students, faculty & postdocs. Each “slam” was a 5 min scientific talk designed for a non-expert audience and incorporated creative, entertaining approaches to the material. There were poems, songs, skits, cooking shows, and so much more throughout the event. Chaman’s slam highlighted UW Prof. Peter Pauzauskie‘s research on nanodefects and laser trapping! MEM·C wants to send a big thanks to NSF MRSEC for hosting this event and to all of the other awesome MRSEC participants for sharing their slams.