Podcasts

Podcasts

To help bring materials information to future engineers and scientists, ASM asked its newest members — University Student Material Advantage members — to pass along their knowledge onto middle school students. To this end, ASM International started Materials Radio, a series of podcasts on materials and their uses.

  • The podcasts are mp3 files that can be played on your computer or downloaded

  • All of the podcasts are between two and four minutes long

  • Materials Around Us podcasts focus on items students see and touch

  • Science of Materials podcasts focus on basic materials concepts and properties

Any questions or suggestions – email us at materialsradio@asminternational.org.

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October 27, 2010
Author: Alex Miller, Boise State University Materials Advantage Chapter

Have you ever found a seashell on the beach and noticed how shiny it is on the inside? Did you know that the same shiny material helps to make shells strong? Learn about the exciting materials science that you never knew existed on the beach!

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October 27, 2010
Author: Stephanie Sabin, Taylor Bechtold, Chad Chaffin, Jeremy Sturretz, Gonzaga University Materials Advantage Chapter

Bang! Bang! Bulletproof vests save 100 lives per year. Listen to how they are made.

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August 20, 2010
Author: William Gathright, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Materials Advantage Chapter

Become a geek of the sweet! Learn about how your favorite treat is made.

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August 20, 2010
Author: Mishaal Azhar, Allister Lobo, University of Toronto Materials Advantage Chapter

We talk about what bubble gum has to do with materials science and how it affects fellow gum lovers!

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August 20, 2010
Author: Sarah Miller, Gavin Mitchell, Washington State University Materials Advantage Chapter

Learn how graphite works as pencil lead at the microscopic level.

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August 20, 2010
Author: Matthew S. Perrone, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Materials Advantage Chapter

Learn how advances in materials development have revolutionized joint replacement. People with multiple types of bone and joint problems have been profoundly affected by the materials revolution.

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August 20, 2010
Author: Sarah Love, Gonzaga University Materials Advantage Chapter

Cassy is taught how to choose a metal by Kirsten! Listen to how two engineers decide which material to select for an electric bicycle.

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August 20, 2010
Author: Kelsi Hurley, University of Washington Materials Advantage Chapter

Luminescence is light that is produced from a body at low temperature. There are many types of luminescence, and luminescent materials are used for a variety of applications. A few uses of these materials are police car lights and glow sticks.

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August 20, 2010
Author: Rutvik J Mehta, Iti Srivastava, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Materials Advantage Chapter

Diamonds are made of carbon and so are graphite, carbon nanotubes, proteins and DNA. The common thread binding the myriad forms of carbon is the versatility of carbon bonds. This makes carbon both the material of choice for building life and for building stuff.

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August 20, 2010
Author: Sarah Miller, Gavin Mitchell, Washington State University Materials Advantage Chapter

Why are cold jars harder to open than warm jars? The answer is simple: thermal expansion.

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