STEM Storytellers Graduate Research Lecture
- Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
- Norm Asbjornson Hall, 165 - view map
STEM Storytellers - Madisen McCleary “Breaking the Batteries of the Future” and Robin Belton “Directed Topological Spaces, and How They Can be Used to Make Efficient Spaces”
Madisen McCleary is a PhD candidate in the Materials Science program and is studying renewable energy systems. She received her Bachelor’s in Science from University of Portland in Mechanical Engineering before starting her graduate work at MSU. A fun fact about her - Madisen has named all her pets after video game characters.
She will be presenting her research and will be discussing how she tests mechanical properties of renewable energy system components by breaking them.
Robin Belton is a third year graduate student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. She grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Kenyon College in 2016. Outside of doing math, Robin enjoys playing the pipe-organ, teaching piano, drawing and making craftwork like origami earrings.
Sharing is difficult for everyone. Kids have a hard time sharing the television, and even the processors within computers (which she likes to think of as mini robots completing tasks) have to share resources within the computer. Figuring out how processors can share effectively is a difficult problem, but extremely necessary for us to continue living in our computerized society. In this talk, she will discuss what exactly processors have to share, and how abstract mathematics can organize this sharing information.
- Honors College