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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.

demo at Philly Materials Day 

Past events have included hip-hop and materials science with Grand Hank, materials inspired by nature, liquid nitrogen ice cream, a superconductor train, in-depth workshops, and more.  Attendance averages 1000 people per year.

The next Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018.