Last year, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the Whiting School of Engineering launched SPUR (the APL/WSE Summer Program in Undergraduate Research). The WSE undergraduates who were selected for this prestigious program spent an incredible summer at APL, working with mentors and conducting research as paid SPUR Scholars.
We are now seeking applications for SPUR Scholars for the summer of 2015. An information and poster session will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 4 to 6pm in the Glass Pavilion. Refreshments will be provided. Register for the event today.
At the event, last summer’s SPUR Scholars will present a poster session about their research findings and representatives from APL and WSE will be there to answer students’ questions about the application and selection process.
On Wednesday, October 29th, HEMI and the Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE) are pleased to present a lecture from Professor Dr. Ralf Riedel titled, “Studies of Superhard Materials in the B-C-N System.” The lecture will be broadcast in Room 328 of Malone Hall from 10:30 AM – 12 PM. Dr. Riedel is Dean of the Department of Materials and Geosciences at TU Darmstadt. He will address the following topics in his lecture: Non Aqueous Sol-Gel Synthesis of Boron Carbide Based Materials, Systhesis Routes to Ultra-hard B-C-N Phases, and the High Pressure Synthesis of Transparent Cubic Spinel-type y-Si3N4.