Outreach

  1. Dr. Ebrahimi delivered a talk to high school students at “Anything is Possible for Girls in Electrical Engineering (APGEE)”. It was a successful 5-day camp, tailored for girls interested in STEM. All of us in School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science look forward to having more of such activities for our community. Here is a link to our local TV station’s interview with the attendees, Dr. Kane (the organizer), and Dr. Ebrahimi:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBdNWcFyE54
  2. Our lab organized and host a Research Snapshot as part of NSF: MRSEC’s Science & Leadership Camp (hands-on research experience) for high school students. It was a 4 hour activity going through some background overview on the importance of point-of-care diagnostics in healthcare, life in graduate school, and demo of making sensors and measurement. They learned about electrochemical sensors for monitoring neurotransmitters and made a sensor to detect dopamine! Here are some cool pictures showing Derrick explaining the setup:

  3. Dr. Ebrahimi was an activity booth leader at Art Fest . My team explained what Graphene is, its unique electrical properties, and how to make graphene layers from graphite (pencil tip), and a lot more! We had undergraduate students (through NSF: REU) and high school students volunteers to help us in the demonstration. It was also a great learning experience for them, from learning about this amazing 2D material to developing/improving their presentation skills to a broad range of audience. Here are some nice pictures:


Take a look at the large-scale 2D model that the kids made: