Brienne Kugler, a junior at Jericho High School, recently presented her research findings entitled, "The Effects of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (scCO2) and Nanoparticles on the Metallization of Polymer Thin Films," at the fall meeting of the Material Research Society. The meeting, which was held in Boston from November 28 through December 2, is one of the two major meetings that the society hosts each year. According to their website, "The Material Research Society is an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry, and the government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life." This organization was founded in 1973, and consists of 13,000 members from the United States as well as over 50 other countries.
Kugler's abstract has also been accepted for presentation at the March meeting of the American Physical Society, and will be published in their program. The March Meeting is from March 13-17 in Baltimore. The American Physical Society is an organization that was formed in 1899 at Columbia University, and consists of more than 43,000 members.