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Explore the Materials that Impact Your World at the 7th Annual
Philly Materials Day

January 3, 2017

Philly Materials Day logoWhat do running across liquid, making ice cream in seconds, and bendable glass have to do with your day-to-day life?  You can find out all these things and more about how materials science and engineering impact the world at the annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day (Philly Materials Day),  to be hosted at Drexel University.

Free and open to the public, the event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 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. Nearly everything in the world around us is made of something—stuff.  Materials science and engineering is the study of that stuff—materials—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 that the world is made of and to learn about how materials affect us every day. 

Now entering its seventh year, the 2017 Philly Materials Day will include hands-on demonstrations and small group workshops geared to kids ages 10 to 17. Participants will work in teams to explore how the materials have an impact on their lives.

Drexel University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering  will host the event, along with the University of Pennsylvania, the Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other organizations.

For more information about the event, please visit Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day is on Facebook and Twitter.

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