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MIT MRSEC participates in large public outreach event as part of MITís 150th anniversary celebration

“Under the Dome” attendees demonstrate servomechanisms and control by using hand-held controllers to manipulate robotic arms.

Undergraduates and graduate students help community members of all ages build dc motors at MIT’s “Under the Dome” open house.
In collaboration with the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at MIT, the Center for Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) presented two stations at the “Under the Dome” open house on the MIT campus that was part of a year-long celebration of the Institute’s 150th anniversity. On April 30, 2011, Prof. Steven Leeb, CMSE’s Education Leader, worked with a team of undergraduate and graduate students to construct the two stations featuring hands-on activities. At the first demonstration, visitors used hand-held controllers to manipulate robotic arms to pick up candy and small objects. At the second station, attendees built small dc motors. This CMSE motor-building activity has been used in a wide range of outreach activities, revised to be suitable for a variety of age groups from elementary school students to teachers. During the “Under the Dome” event, an estimated 450 people stopped at each table, totaling 900 visitors.

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