Demos and Workshops

Grand Hank at Philly Materials Day

2020 Demos

  • Arkema
  • Boeing
  • Bouncy Balls
  • Bubble Power
  • Center for Functional Fabrics
  • Chemistry and Optics
  • Children observe demo at Philly Materials Day
  • Exploring the Phases of Materials
  • The Franklin Institute - Color Control
  • High Temperature Superconductor Levitation
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Light and Color: From Molecules to LCD Screens
  • Light Science
  • Materials Chemistry
  • North Penn High School - Engineering Academy - The Future is N.E.A.R. - Nanotechnology Education And Research
  • Nano-Bio Materials for Next-Generation Disease Monitoring
  • Nanoporous materials
  • Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Origami and Kirigami
  • Power From Produce
  • Science History Institute
  • Self-organization in complex systems
  • Shrinky Dink Polymers
  • Smart Fluorescent Molecules for Studying Brain Diseases
  • Sticky Materials
  • Stress Test
  • Surface Tension & Buoyancy
  • The Surprising Behavior of Soft Matter
  • Thin film bookmarks, memory metals, and playing with nanoscale materials
  • Tribology: Principles of Friction, Adhesion, Wear, and Lubrication
  • Understanding Materials with Computer Simulations
  • The Utility of Instability
  • What is materials science & engineering? (WIMSE)
  • WIMSE: Metals
  • WIMSE: Polymers
  • WIMSE: Ceramics
  • WIMSE: Nanomaterials

    2020 Hands-on Workshops

    10 and older:

    11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.: Group Activity: Lava Lamps, Reaction Champs

    11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.: Group Activity: Materials Science of Chocolate

    14 and older:

    11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.: Group Activity: Lasers, LEDs, & Luminescence

    2020 Special Presentations

    10:30 a.m. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

    12:30 p.m. The Grand Hank STEM Extravaganza (Learn More)

    2:15 p.m. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

    Plus a “Nano Nook” for our youngest attendees!

    High School Student Information Sessions - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.

    At this session, interested high school students can learn more about Drexel's materials science and engineering program and tour our innovative Central Research Facilities and Center for Functional Fabrics. Space is limited, reserve your spot today.

    2019 Philly Materials Day Photos

    Philly Materials Day 2019