Department of Chemical Engineering

Teaching teachers basic principles in colloidal physics

This past Saturday, November 10th, 2012, Prof. Córdova-Figueroa, Christian Santoni, Efrain Aymat and Nakaira Ramirez held a workshop to local teachers on Brownian Motion and Diffusion at the Science on Wheels Education Center at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.  After a 30 min talk on the history and physics of random motion, teachers constructed a model to illustrate to high school students the basic principles of Brownian motion and its importance in soft matter.  Also, teachers received a copy of educational modules and other documentation to help them organize their courses with expected standards. This workshop was sponsored by NSF.  The UCF Research Group would like to thank Samirah Mercado, Prof. Nelson Cardona and Prof. Juan Lopez-Garriga for their support.