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NSF Career Awardee Jonathan Malen Leads Outreach Activity


Article Posted On 4/18/2012

On April 14, 2012, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jonathan Malen led the model rocket activity at Moving 4th Into Engineering, an annual ICES outreach program for area fourth grade students.

"Jon volunteered to take over our popular model rocket activity and even recruited a large group of his graduate students to volunteer," says Alicia Angemeer, ICES external relations and outreach coordinator.

As well as modeling to his students the importance of inspiring the next generation of engineers through outreach, Dr. Malen also exemplifies the excellence of a young researcher at CMU. He was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development Award of $400,000 over the next five years. He was given this award to conduct novel research into organic-inorganic hybrid materials that bridge the properties of semiconductors with the scalability of plastics.

To read more about Dr. Malen's NSF Award, please read the CIT story.