MGI Outreach in Puerto Rico

Designing Materials to Revolutionize Our Engineering FutureBroader ImpactsDMREF-1626967MGI Outreach in Puerto RicoTop: Workshop at UPR Cayey, 5th March 2019. Bottom left: Summer intern Kenneth Martinez Algarin performing research. Bottom right: Luis De Jesus and Sarbajit Banerjee at the Robert S. Hyer Award ceremony.

S. Banerjee, D. Watson, L. Piper

In 2018 and 2019, workshops were organized at the University of 
Puerto  Rico  Cayey  to  introduce  students  to  the  materials  genome 
initiative,  theory-driven  materials  design,  and  the  challenges  with 
energy  storage  and  conversion.  In  each  year  of  the  grant,   
undergraduate students from Cayey were recruited to work in DMREF 
laboratories. In 2018, the workshop was delivered by a Texas A&M 
graduate student Luis De Jesus. In 2019, the workshop was delivered 
by Sarbajit Banerjee.
Luis De Jesus and Sarbajit Banerjee received the 2018 Robert S. 
Hyer  Graduate  Student  and  Mentor  Awards  from  the  American 
Physical  Society.  Luis  De  Jesus  is  now  an  Eberly  Post-Doctoral 
Research Fellow at Pennsylvania State University.

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