On August 8, high school and middle school students from around the Boston area presented four research posters at a Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) poster event. The students are working with Concord Middle School teacher, Doug Shattuck, who has been working with the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) since 2012 in an outreach program that brings children to MIT to participate in research over the summer. The posters presented were entitled Martian Soil As A Possible Building Material, Assessing the Anti-Fouling Capability of Silk-Carbon Composites, Physical Strength and Structural Cohesion of Volumetric Ratios of Superfine Mojave Martian Simulant, and Glass Pyramids: An Alternative Building Style For Martian Soil. See the photo of the week below for more information.