The Materials Research Society (MRS) has profiled Prof. Rick Vinci of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.
The society, founded in 1973, is an organization of materials researchers worldwide that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life.
The profile highlighted one of Vinci’s passions: Science outreach.
Vinci’s demonstrations feature experiential, hands-on learning, conveying many concepts through analogies. According to Vinci, he offers his audience “…a way to take information and…put it in cubby holes that already exist for them so they don’t have to build new ones.”