UMass MRSEC Aspire Program

UMass MRSEC Aspire Program Spanning five consecutive Saturdays, ASPIRE provides high school students with lab experiences focused on fundamental principles of polymer science from synthesis to mechanical testing.
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The student application for the 2019 ASPIRE program is live! The application can be found here (https://goo.gl/forms/VVQ...
11/08/2018
ASPIRE Program Application 2019

The student application for the 2019 ASPIRE program is live! The application can be found here (https://goo.gl/forms/VVQoY26MJfm5AHd32); please make sure your application is submitted by December 1st!

Program Dates: January 5, 12, 29, 26 and February 2 (Snow Date Feb 9). Applicant must be recommended by a local high school science teacher. The deadline is Friday, December 1, 2018! Questions? Email [email protected]!

Check out the Daily Hampshire Gazette article featuring some of our students and volunteers. Thanks for a fantastic ASPI...
02/20/2017
Classrooms: MacDuffie students ‘Aspire’ for great science through program at UMass

Check out the Daily Hampshire Gazette article featuring some of our students and volunteers. Thanks for a fantastic ASPIRE 2017!

http://www.gazettenet.com/MacDuffie-students-Aspire-for-great-science-through-program-at-UMass-7908934

AMHERST — In her high school science classes at the MacDuffie School so far, sophomore Carrie Lu has barely been able to get her hands dirty with any significant experiments – until this winter.For five Saturdays over the last few weeks, Lu stepped...

02/04/2016

ASPIRE 2016 Day Two

ASPIRE 2016 Day 3
02/04/2016

ASPIRE 2016 Day 3

ASPIRE 2016 Day 2
02/04/2016

ASPIRE 2016 Day 2

ASPIRE 2016 Day 4
02/04/2016

ASPIRE 2016 Day 4

Here are the promised photos you guys took under SEM. Thanks to all the volunteers, and Daniel E. Acevedo
02/01/2016

Here are the promised photos you guys took under SEM. Thanks to all the volunteers, and Daniel E. Acevedo

Here are the promised photos you guys took under SEM. Thanks to all the volunteers, and Daniel E. Acevedo

Get excited!! All the participants will be participating in a hands-on session on Scanning electron microscope. To make ...
11/17/2015

Get excited!! All the participants will be participating in a hands-on session on Scanning electron microscope.

To make this interesting, we let the students bring any sample they want to see magnified thousands of times, under one of the best electron microscopes money can buy. The sample has to be dried, not alive (seriosuly..), and not bigger than a quarter.

Here are some photos of past samples for inspirations

Human hair vs Cat whisker

01/23/2015

ASPIRE Day 4 is postponed due to tomorrow's snowstorm! We'll run Day 4 experiments on Jan 31st, and Day 5 on Feb 7th. Enjoy your weekend, and we'll see you next Saturday.

01/22/2015

Check out some of the pictures from the first three weeks of ASPIRE! Don't forget to tag yourself and your friends!

ASPIRE 2015 Day 3
01/21/2015

ASPIRE 2015 Day 3

ASPIRE 2015 Day 2
01/21/2015

ASPIRE 2015 Day 2

UMass MRSEC Aspire Program's cover photo
02/13/2014

UMass MRSEC Aspire Program's cover photo

Day 5 - Shrinky dinks experiment
02/10/2014

Day 5 - Shrinky dinks experiment

ASPIRE 2014
01/26/2014

ASPIRE 2014

Day 1 - Polymers all around us
01/14/2014

Day 1 - Polymers all around us

ASPIRE 2013 - Final Day Activities
02/11/2013

ASPIRE 2013 - Final Day Activities

02/11/2013

Congratulations to all the 2013 ASPIRE Participants!
Jaclyn Symiakakis
Austin Steele
Richard Kim
Vivek Palreddy
Claire Nauman
Drake Niedzielski
Tyler Thomas
Jonathan Goldman
Nigel Paine
Alexandra Lund
Marissa Ronchi
Rachel Huntley
Toni Stark
Ciaran Godfrey
Diana Ivancev
Alison Johnstone
Tair Niyazov
Katie Reeves
Philip Dang
Everett Dec
Daniela Cojocaru
Rachel Clark
Eric Chevrette

ASPIRE - Activities
02/01/2013

ASPIRE - Activities

ASPIRE 2013 - Day 1
01/28/2013

ASPIRE 2013 - Day 1

UMass MRSEC Aspire Program's cover photo
12/01/2012

UMass MRSEC Aspire Program's cover photo

2012 ASPIRE Participants
11/29/2012

2012 ASPIRE Participants

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