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CEMAS-Metro Science Enrichment

The use of advanced electron microscopy as a visualization tool is a key component of STEM education and research. The CEMAS-Metro Science Enrichment is a collaboration between the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) at The Ohio State University and Metro Early College High School, a unique STEM oriented secondary school located close to CEMAS with strong pre-existing connections to Ohio State. Through the program, Ohio State graduate students in Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) will work directly with Metro students enrolled in physics and chemistry courses.

In May 2016, the pilot program was introduced, in which Communications officer, Isabel Boona, and Senior Research Officer, Frank Scheltens, worked together to develop a two-lecture K-12 Outreach opportunity for local high school students. The opportunity included an introduction to Materials Science and Engineering as well as Electron microscopy.

The Honda - Ohio State Partnership first provided full funding for the 2016 – 2017 academic year of this collaboration. Through a new grant from Honda R&D Americas, Inc., the program is guaranteed to be implemented over the next two years.