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Carolina Science Symposium

November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Carolina Science Symposium (CSS) is expected to draw about 100 participants, both locally and from the surrounding region. Topics in materials science, processing, characterization, and biomaterials will be presented by both invited and selected student contributors. A student poster session will be held, and 3-4 student contributed papers will be selected for 15 minute oral presentations. When registering, you will be asked to indicate whether the abstract should be considered for a poster or for a talk (eligible for an oral presentation). Over $2,000 will be awarded in prizes and drawings. The abstract deadline is November 1More information can be found here.

Invited Talks:

There will also be several free events leading up to the symposium. Please register for those that interest you!

Bio Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Workshop – November 6, 2019

Bio-Indentation Workshop – November 6-7, 2019

NC State’s Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) and Optics11 are hosting a workshop focused on mechanical characterization of biological and soft materials through nanoindentation. The workshop will include a brief background presentation as well as a demonstration of the Optics11 Piuma system. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own samples to try testing with the Piuma system as long as time permits.

Atom Probe Tomography – November 7, 2019

This technical seminar on Atom Probe Tomography for 3D Atomic-Scale Characterization will be hosted by CAMECA Instruments. Atom Probe Tomography (APT) is the highest special resolution analytical characterization technique with high efficiency single atom detection for quantitative atom scale 3D compositional analysis and elemental mapping of chemical heterogeneities. This talk will cover APT operational theory, an introduction to sample prep and data reconstruction, and an overview of various applications. A commercial cryo-UHV solution for FIB-APT specimen transfer will also be presented which expands the application space for APT to biological materials, hydrogen containing materials, and surfaces prone to rapid oxidation.

The seminar will begin at 11 am. Lunch will be provided

Bio-Microscopy Workshop – November 7, 2019 – 2:30-5 pm

Keyence is hosting a workshop focused on optical microscopy and fluorescence imaging of biological materials using their BZ-X800 microscope. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own samples to try imaging on the microscope.

CSS Professional Development Event – November 7, 2019 – 6-8 pm

The purpose of the event is to provide an additional professional development opportunity for attendees of the Carolina Science Symposium and foster collaboration between local universities. In addition, attendees can explore different types of careers and get advice and guidance from professionals in industry, government, academia, and non-profits. The event will last for ~2 hours with a mix of informal and formal networking. There will also be opportunities for one-on-one resume review and interview practice. Each attendee will receive a booklet with the names, contact information, and brief bio of participants. To register for the event, please fill out the Registration Form by Friday, November 1st. For questions/concerns, please contact Maude Cuchiara (

Location: Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, Raleigh, NC


November 8, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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McKimmon Center, NC State University
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC United States
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