Outreach to High School Students

Dr. Huixin He's group has been actively involved in various outreach programs to high school students and teachers. The following listed several outreach projects have been performed.

  • High School Students Summer Research: Through ACS SEED program, Dr. Huixin He and her graduate students have been supervising high school students to carry out research since 2004. Dr. Huixin He’s group has hosted 11 ACS SEED students. Two of them presented their research results at American Chemical Society National Meeting in 2008 and 2010. Three of the SEED students won a Gold Medal in the Hudson County Science Fair for the Materials Engineering Category due to the research they performed here. They are all in colleges, such as, John Hopkins University, Cornell University, Rutgers University, etc. pursuing higher education.

  • Demonstration of Nanotechnology to High School Students and Teachers: Starting from 2004, Dr. Huixin He with her graduate students has been actively participating in outreach programs with local high schools with predominantly minority students. Nanoscience demonstrations have been performed for Arts High (Newark city) (2004-2006, and 2009). The demonstration extended to other high schools, Hillel Yeshiva High School (Jersey city, NJ) in 2008, McNair Academic High School (nearby Jersey City), 22, 40, and 50 high school students attended the demonstration in 2005, 2006, and 2010 respectively. Dr. Huixin He will continue to develop more interesting demonstrations and have more high school students experience nanoscience through hands-on experiments. Summer research opportunities will be provided to the students who are interested in experiencing more nanoscience research.

  • Advocating of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology through New York Radio Station Interview, 2007

  • Seminars to high school students and teachers in Merch-Rutgers Nanotechnolgoy Ethic Program (2008, 2009)



PI was explaining to the high school students and their teacher how to optimize the AFM scanning conditions to get a clear image of individual DNA molecules


Graduate student, Pui Lam Chiu and high school student, Cassandra Louis, are checking together their products by the new developed graphene dispersing method (Summer 2010).


Cassandra Louis is so happy with her products (Summer 2010).


Chioma Dike is studying sequence dependent catalytic effects of DNA dispersed single walled carbon nanotubes in in-situ polymerization of conducting polymers with UV-Vis spectroscopy (Summer 2010).