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News Sentinel: Area Teachers Experiment with Colorful Lessons in Chemistry

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities hosted a professional development workshop recently to show K-12 teachers new ways to teach science, technology, engineering and math, and provide an outlet for them to network with each other. UT’s Al Hazari led a class in educational science experiments based on color and taste called “colorful and sweet chemistry.” The Knoxville News

UT-ORNL: Small Nanoparticles Have Surprisingly Big Effects on Polymer Nanocomposites

Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team of scientists, including UT’s Alexei Sokolov, tried to verify