discussions with scientists and MIT students in the field of Nanomechanics*
in conjunction with the Spring 2007 MIT undergraduate engineering course:
3.052 Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials (course website on Stellar)
*Nanomechanics is the study of forces, motions, energies, and deformations over distances of ~ < 100 nanometers or involving forces ~ < 100 nanoNewton. 1 nanoNewton is 10^-9 times the force that produces an acceleration of 1 meter per second per second when exerted on a mass of 1 kilogram.
Table of Contents:
The MIT Podcasters :
Left to Right; Jacqueline Greene (senior undergraduate, Materials Science and Engineering), Matt Russell (MIT Audio visual specialist), Jae Choi (graduate student, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept.),Christine Ortiz (Prof. Materials Science and Engineering), Laura Daher (senior undergraduate, chemistry Department), Danielle France (graduate student, Biological Engineering Division), Ben Bruet (graduate student, Materials Science and Engineering Department). Not pictured : Leanne Veldhuis (junior undergraduate, Materials Science and Engineering Department), Mike Vasquez (junior undergraduate Materials Science and Engineering).
Laura gets a gold star for attending every single podcast !!!!
MIT jargon used in podcasts :
IAP = Independent Activities Period = no required classes in January (!)
Building 13 = building behind the dome where the podcasts are held (in Prof. Ortiz' office)
Course 3 = undergraduate materials science and engineering major
3.032 = undergraduate course: mechanics of materials
UROP = undergraduate researcher
TA= teaching assistant
STUDENTS - PLEASE EMAIL PROFESSOR ORTIZ FOR ACCESS TO THE PODCASTS AT CORTIZ@MIT.EDU.
A special thank you to Prof. Doug Lauffenburger and
the Biological Engineering Division
which provided funding for support of this project.