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Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day 2019
Start Date: 2/2/2019Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 2/2/2019End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Description
Explore the Materials that Impact Your World at the Ninth Annual Philly Materials Day

Have you ever wanted to run across liquid, make ice cream in seconds or create power from produce? Well, here’s your chance – Drexel University is hosting Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, an event where you can learn more about how the stuff we interact with every day — from sunscreen to LED lights — really works. Free and open to the public, the event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center at 3126 Market Street.
Philly Materials Day raises public awareness of the importance of materials science and engineering — an interdisciplinary field of applied science at the convergence of physics, chemistry, and engineering. Nearly everything in the world around us is made of something — stuff. Materials science and engineering is the study of that “stuff” and how we use it to create useful things for everyday life. The event allows people of all ages to explore some of the materials we use every day and to learn about how materials scientist and engineers work to make them better. 
Now entering its ninth year, the 2019 Philly Materials Day will include hands-on demonstrations for all and small group workshops geared to kids ages 10 and up. Workshop participants will work in teams to explore how material behavior enables energy efficient lighting, magnetic motors, and emulsification to produce lotions. The day also features a presentation at 12:30 p.m. by scientist performer Grand Hank that mixes hip-hop and materials science, as well as morning and afternoon installments of the crowd-pleaser “Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream.”
Drexel University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering will host the event, with support from the University of Pennsylvania, the Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and other organizations.  This year’s event is sponsored by Boeing, GKN Powder Metallurgy, Arkema, and Johnson Matthey.
For more information about the event, please visit Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day is on Facebook and Twitter.
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Bossone Research Enterprise Center
3126 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
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