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Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day


Since 2011, Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day has been sharing the exciting hands-on world of materials science and engineering with the general public. 

This all-day free event on the first Saturday in February brings together Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania along with the Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, and other partners to present fun and engaging materials science and engineering demos to people of all ages.


Past events have included hip-hop and materials science with Grand Hank, a large-scale carbon nanotube, materials inspired by nature, liquid nitrogen ice cream, a superconductor train, and more.  Attendance averages 1500 people per year.

The next Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017.