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Welcome to our materials science education website! We create educational modules based upon materials science and nanotechnology research done at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. On this site, you can find a large collection of activities ranging from labs that can be done in the classroom to tabletop demonstrations suitable for informal education venues. Our group is the NSF-funded UW Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Interdisciplinary Education Group (UW MRSEC IEG). We use examples of nanotechnology and advanced materials to enhance public understanding of fundamental science and engineering concepts and to share the excitement and potential of these interdisciplinary fields with K-12 audiences and the general public.


Please feel free to use any of the material on our site, we just ask that you include the acknowledgement. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please direct them to AnneLynn at

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