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MRSEC Seminars and IRG Meetings

Both MRSEC Seminars and IRG Meetings are held at 4 pm in Abelson 229, unless otherwise noted. Find Abelson-Bass-Yalem building on the interactive map.


MRSEC Video Contest

The Third Annual Scientific Video Contest is now accepting entries. This is your chance to use your best videography skills to share exciting MRSEC-related findings with the world.

Showcase MRSEC-related research in a 90-second video — you can make animations, narrate slides, or even act out your research. Any Brandeis-affliated undergraduate, graduate student, post-doc, staff or faculty person is eligible to enter and make a video about Brandeis-MRSEC research. You do not need to be a MRSEC member to win.

The top three videographers will receive exciting prizes - a MacBook Air (or PC equivalent) for first place, an iPad (or PC equivalent) for second place, and a Wacom graphics tablet for third place. Submissions will be accepted until July 8th, and winners will be announced mid July.

Winning videos will be under 90 seconds, clear, accessible to non-specialists, and convey the significance of Brandeis-MRSEC research to society. Excellent videos will also display the Brandeis MRSEC logo and articulate how a specific research project or question is improved by being included in a center grant. All videos will be linked to/associated with the BrandeisMRSEC YouTube account (playlist!).

Links to online tutorials and helpful advice about creating videos are available on the

Online application


Winter School

The annual Brandeis MRSEC Winter School took place from February 5 - 8, 2019 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. For details, see 2019 MRSEC Winter School.


MRSEC Retreat

This past year's retreat was November 9, 2018. For details, see Annual MRSEC Retreat.



RECENT NEWS

Congratulations to the 2019 MRSEC SMURF Students:

  • So Min Lee, a rising senior and Biology major, who will work in Avi Rodal's lab
  • Hannah Clott, a rising sophomore and Biological Physics major, who will work in Ben Rogers's lab
  • Stephane Brody, a rising junior with Biology and Mathematics majors, who will work in Bruce Goode's lab
  • Miranda Gavitt, a rising junior and Biological Physics major, who will work in Tijana Ivanovic's lab
  • Rosh Liu, a rising senior with Physics and Mathematics majors, who will work in Seth Fraden's lab
  • Daniel Farb, a rising senior with Chemical Biology and Biology majors, who will work in Irving Epstein's lab
  • Evan Sayer, a rising senior with Biological Physics and Mathematics majors, who will work in Michael Hagan's lab

Congratulations to the 2019 MRSEC REU Students:

  • Janelle Mabrey, a rising sophomore and Electrical Engineering major at Hampton University, who will work in Seth Fraden's lab
  • Aaron Jones, a rising sophomore and Physics major at Hampton University, who will work in Seth Fraden's lab
  • Maurice Smith, a rising junior and Chemistry major at Hampton University, who will work in Bing Xu's lab
  • Jordan Nobles, a rising sophomore and Computer Engineering major at Hampton University, who will work in Ben Rogers's lab
  • Larry Luster, a rising junior and Chemical Engineering major at Hampton University, who will return to work in Ben Rogers's lab.
  • Sara Hamadani, a rising junior and Biology major at Wellesley College, who will return to work in Avi Rodal's Lab.
  • Johnson Agyapong, a rising senior and Biology major at Brandeis University, who will work in Seth Fraden's Lab.
  • Fox Baudelaire, a rising senior with Biological Physics and Chemical Biology majors at Brandeis University, who will work in Seth Fraden's lab.


MRSEC featured on PBS NewsHour

Video transcript


MRSEC Video Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 MRSEC Video competion.

Congratulations to the appointed 2018-2019 MRSEC Trainee Committee Members

  • Simon Merminod (Rogers Lab)
  • John Berezney (Dogic Lab)
  • Sarah Zuraw-Weston (Dinsmore Lab - UMass Amherst)
  • ShiYu Wang (Rodal Lab)
  • Minu Varghese (Baskaran Lab)


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