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Who doesn't love chocolates?... Jennifer Dailey uses this to make her materials class more interesting

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Jennifer Dailey, a doctoral student in material science and engineering at Johns Hopkins University, teaches thermodynamics using chocolate as her “material.” In a recent article in the Washington Post, Dailey finds chocolates to be as effective a teaching medium as teaching with metals, and more appealing to students. Dailey uses techniques like scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and nano-indentation in her chocolates class to help students understand principles of molecular structure and crystallography. What a great way to engage students! Read more here.

(Jennifer Dailey teaching her class using chocolate at Johns Hopkins U.)

Jennifer Dailey is a PhD candidate in Prof. Howard Katz’s lab at JHU where she conducts research to create sensors for applications, such as food safety. She has won a prestigious NSF graduate fellowship for her research proposal of building biosensors using carbon nanotubes.

- Written by Nakita Sengar, edited by Paulette Clancy

(Photo credit: Used with permission, credit to: Will Kirk/homewoodphoto.jhu.edu)

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