Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day

Philly Materials Day poster

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Join us for Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day and explore the materials the impact your world!

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Drexel University, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 3126 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

FREE and open to the public!  Fun for all ages!

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Age-specific hands-on workshops give participants the opportunity to work in small groups to explore how materials science and engineering is applied to solving some of today's pressing problems.
Visitors will have the chance to taste ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, which quickly brings the temperature down to -321°F (-196°C or 77K) and into waiting cups as fast as it can be mixed!
Kids of all ages will learn about materials from Drexel and University of Pennsylvania faculty and students and our collaborating organizations, including the Academy of Natural Sciences and The Franklin Institute, through hands-on demos and workshops.
Everyone is invited to Philly Materials Day featuring new hands-on activities related to how materials impact your world. It's free and open to the public!
Age-specific hands-on workshops give participants the opportunity to work in small groups to explore how materials science and engineering is applied to solving some of today's pressing problems.
Visitors will have the chance to taste ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, which quickly brings the temperature down to -321°F (-196°C or 77K) and into waiting cups as fast as it can be mixed!
Kids of all ages will learn about materials from Drexel and University of Pennsylvania faculty and students and our collaborating organizations, including the Academy of Natural Sciences and The Franklin Institute, through hands-on demos and workshops.
Everyone is invited to Philly Materials Day featuring new hands-on activities related to how materials impact your world. It's free and open to the public!

Everything around us - the clothes we wear, the computers we use, the vehicles that transport us, the hip implants and artificial heart valves that improve our health - is made of stuff. Materials science and engineering is the study of that stuff: what it's made of, why it behaves the way it does, and what we can do with it. Materials scientists and engineers make our daily lives better by developing materials for health and medicine, improved energy efficiency and advanced manufacturing, among other areas.

2019 marks the ninth anniversary of Philly Materials Day, focusing on hands-on activities for all ages and special small group workshops geared to ages 10 and up where participants will work on teams exploring how specific materials impact their world. Check out photos of past events and join us for this year's fun!

Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Boeing Logo

Silver Sponsor

GKN Powder Metallurgy Logo

Bronze Sponsors

We welcome your support of Philly Materials Day.  Please contact us for event sponsorship.

2019 Participating Organizations

Materials Science department logo
Drexel Department of Materials Science and Engineering

U Penn Engineering logo
Penn SEAS Materials Science and Engineering

LRSM logo
Penn Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter

Academy of Natural Sciences logo
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Franklin Institute logo
The Franklin Institute

College of Engineering logo
Drexel College of Engineering