Materials World Modules

An Inquiry & Design-Based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Program

MWM Hosts a Visit with Our Partners in the Army (Feb. 2004)

On Monday, February 9, 2004, MWM hosted another Northwestern University (NU) campus visit from our partners in the Army.

This was a strategic meeting about how to use MWM in their outreach efforts and to plan their budget accordingly. The Army will coordinate with their other corporate outreach programs and with scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal (Morris County, NJ), in order to spread the MWM Program into the New Jersey schools. Dr. Vallen Emery, the Outreach Program Manager for the Army; Dr. Joseph Lannon, Senior Technical Executive for the Armaments Engineering and Technology Center, at Picatinny Arsenal; Mr. Ray Pawlicki, Research Program Director for the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Center (DOTC), also at Picatinny Arsenal; and Ms. Kathi Donoghue, Program Administrator of the DOTC; as well as MWM Program Director Prof. R.P.H. Chang and MWM content developers Matthew Hsu and Jennifer Cocson; were in attendance.

Matthew's PowerPoint overview of the MWM Program and preliminary field test data in the morning was followed by discussion, which lasted through lunch. After lunch, Prof. Chang and the Army guests met with Dean John Birge, Dean of NU's Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. MWM then hosted a tour of some of NU's laboratory facilities, including the Electron Probe Instrumentation Center (EPIC) and the Three-Dimensional Atom Probe (3DAP) Facility.

The day was concluded with a brief demonstration of the Properties of Light Module, which illustrated the cognitive build and "Inquiry Through Design" concept inherent in all MWM modules. Thanks to Ray Pawlicki and Kathi Donoghue who coordinated the visit.

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