Finding the way that you learn best can help you to achieve goals that may once have seemed out of reach. Scott McCormack, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the University of California, Davis, discusses how he overcame learning challenges during his elementary school years, how he helps his own students learn the sometimes scary topic of thermodynamics, and his experience setting up a university research program as a young professor.
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About the guest
Scott McCormack is assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the University of California, Davis. His research group at UC Davis studies ceramics in extreme environments, specializing in characterization of thermochemical and thermophysical properties. McCormack previously chaired ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors and is now chair of ACerS Northern California Section, which he helped to reinvigorate with ACerS past president Sylvia Johnson.
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.