On December 6, a group of three Boston middle-school students (Angel Haywood, Rachel Alexander and Besoni Cohen) and two teachers (Pete Da Silva and Bruce Gray) visited the Nanostructures Laboratory of RLE. They were from the Citizen Schools of Boston, founded by Eric Schwartz and Ned Rimer. Also present for the microscope demonstrations and presentations were Natick middle-school students Andrew Smith-Freedman and Bryson Sicotte.
The Citizen Schools operate after-school programs for Boston middle-school children to learn skills outside the classroom. The children visited the MIT Nanostructures Laboratory in order to gain understanding of the research going on here. In addition they had prepared Power Point presentations on nanotechnology and wanted to practice their presentations with the faculty and graduate students of the Nanostructures Laboratory.
These photographs show the students using both optical and electon microscopes, and making their Power Point presentations to the assembled staff of the Nanostructures Laboratory. The Citizen Schools are always looking for adults to teach or co-teach classes. For information please call Stephanie Davolos-Harden at 695‑2300 x 104.