On March 14, 2013, Idaho Falls local newspaper, Post Register, featured the research activities in CMSNF through interviewing Todd Allen, David Hurley, and Marat Khafizov.
On March 12-13, 2013, the CMSNF annual all-hand meeting was held in Purdue University. The CMSNF members discussed the research progress and future research plans.
On March 3-7, some CMSNF members attended the annual TMS meeting and presented CMSNF work in San Antonio, TX. Anter El-Azab (Purdue) co-organized a symposium and gave an invited talk. Karim Ahmed and Abdel-Rahman Hassan (Purdue), Lingfeng He (Wisconsin), and David Bai (INL) gave contributed presentations.