I got to visit the YWCA this Saturday, where I talked to TechGYRLS, a program designed to get middle school and high school girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We talked about surface tension, bugs that walk on water, and surfactants. We tried to get paper clips to float on water, but it wasn’t as easy as it looks!
Nick Alvarez got a chance to present a paper entitled “A Robust Non-Gradient Based Algorithm for Determining Surface Tension from a Pendant Drop” at the 4th International Marangoni Association Conference on Interfacial & Microfluid Dynamics and Processes. The conference was held October 21-23, 2008 in Tokyo University of Science, Chiba, Japan.