Get a first look into STEM research labs at an academic institution. Learn about the importance of the research, its application to our lives, and how they are using state-of-the-art technologies to understand the unknown.

phd ep1 thumbnail.png

Episode 001

What is so special about quantum dots?

Quantum dots have been incorporated into televisions and branded as QTV's. Follow along with Stephanie as she explains what quantum dots are and why companies are interested in this nanomaterial. Tour a chemistry lab that specializes in synthesizing nanomaterials and learn how they are made.

Isaiah Interview.00_03_52_02771.Still001 copy.jpg

Episode 002

Mechanical Energy in Chemistry Research

Mechanochemistry has been around since Aristotle, but it wasn't until this past decade that it has begun to catch interest in the chemistry research field. In today's video, phuture Dr. Stephanie will introduce you to the term mechanochemistry; an area that uses mechanical energy to induce a chemical transformation. With a mortar and pestle, you will see how it is applied at the small scale, but what happens when you need more energy?

MRS SciVid Thumbnail.png

Episode 003

A Little Silicon is a Big Deal

Cleanrooms are predominately used to manufacture electronic components because they provide an environment free from dust and contaminants. This video shows why cleanrooms are used to fabricate silicon transistors, and how silicon is used to power electronic devices.

First Place Winner in the 2018 MRS Science in Video competition!