On August 7, 2019, rising Ninth grader at Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Naomi Miller, part of the MIT-Concord Research Team, presented their findings at the 2019 International Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference in Portland, Oregon. Miller and her colleagues have been working with the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) and research scientist Dr. Kunal Kupwade-Patil since October 2018 on a NASA Challenge to research methods of making concrete by using synthetic Martian soil in order to print 3D print dwellings on Mars. This summer, the students also spent six weeks working with Concord Middle School science teacher and MIT visiting scholar Doug Shattuck at MIT furthering their research to develop a solar collector in order to melt Martian sand to form structural glass material. Read more here.