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Research Education and Activities for Community Teachers

REACT 2022

The 2022 event was held in a hybrid format on Thursday, July 14th (virtually, via Zoom) and on Friday, July 15th (in-person, at Cornell University).

Zoom group picture of REACT participants, organizers, and volunteers.

→ REACT 2022 recordings


Virtual day (July 14, 2022) @ Zoom:

  • Caylyn Railey

9:30 AM – 9:35 AM: Welcoming Remarks
Maya Martirossyan

9:35 AM – 11:10 AM: Plant Biology

moderator: Rachael Skye

11:10 AM – 12:10 PM: Physics

moderator: Zoe Pollard

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM: Panel

moderator: Maya Martirossyan

  • Graduate School “Ask Us Anything”

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Animal Biology

moderator: Abigail Nason

  • Classroom Activity: Agustín Olivo: Combining science, math and computer software tools to improve the environmental sustainability of dairy farming
  • Research Talk: Vivek Thangavelu and Prof. Nils Napp: Bio-inspired Robotics
  • Research Talk: Cleo Liu and Jacob Nixon: Gut microbiome and bone health

2:45 PM – 3:50 PM: Chemistry

moderator: Maya Martirossyan

In-Person Day (July 15th, 2022) @ Cornell University:

  • Rachael Skye delivering welcome remarks

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM: Welcoming Remarks
Rachael Skye

10:10 AM – 11:55 AM: Classroom Activities & Research Talk

moderator: Rachael Skye

11:55 AM – 12:55 PM: Lunch

12:55 PM – 3:55 PM: Facility Tour, Classroom Activity, & Lab Tours

REACT 2022 Flyer

Organizing team – Cornell REACT 2022

Rachael Skye (MSE)
Maya Martirossyan (MSE)
Zoe Pollard (BEE)
Abigail Nason (MSE)
Bilal Azhar (MSE)

(MSE = Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
BEE = Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering)


Faculty Sponsors

Vice President for Research and Innovation, Professor Emmanuel Giannelis
Professor Jefferson Tester
Associate Professor Richard Robinson
Assistant Professor Brad Ramshaw
Assistant Professor Chao-Ming Jian
Professor Edward Buckler
Associate Professor Jin Suntivich
Assistant Professor Andrew Nelson
Assistant Professor Julia Dshemuchadse

Departmental Sponsors

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
School of Applied and Engineering Physics
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Physics
Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
School of Integrative Plant Science

Partnering Organizations


Research Education and Activities for Community Teachers (REACT): REACT is a free online science workshop for educators in New York. The event consists of research-focused talks, lab tours, and fun at-home experimental or computational activities in the topics of physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science.
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