Outreach Highlights 2011

2 pictures of Brandeis researchers engaging with visitors in hands-on activities, and one picture of 2 young boys with their hands in a bowl of a white goopy substance.
Nano-Days Activities

Brandeis researchers shared their exciting interdisciplinary research that explores the interface of biology and nanoscale materials science. Visitors did hands-on activities to discover how materials have unexpected properties at the nanoscale. NanoDays is a nationwide festival of education programs with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) and the National Science Foundation.

Physics course in Rwanda taught by Professor Fraden.
International Collaboration Rwanda

Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). In summer 2009, Prof. Fraden was a visiting lecturer at KIST, teaching an advanced course on laser physics. KIST offers two tracks in applied physics: materials and renewable energy. During the visit Prof. Fraden and the chair of physics at KIST, Prof. Onyango, signed a MOU between the Brandeis physics department and KIST including enrolling KIST students in PhD programs at Brandeis. Currently there is no post-graduate training in science in all of Rwanda. An agreement for exchange of faculty between MRSECs and KIST is being formulated.