Demos and Workshops

 hands-on activity at Philly Materials Day

The list of 2023 demos will be posted here when finalized. To get a sense of the types of activities that will be included, see the list of demos from prior years below.

Examples of Demos

  • Bouncy Balls
  • Bubble Power
  • Center for Functional Fabrics
  • Chemistry and Optics
Children observe demo at Philly Materials Day
  • Circuits
  • Exploring the Phases of Materials
  • High Temperature Superconductor Levitation
  • 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

    2023 Special Presentations

    Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Presentations will be held multiple times throughout the day, with participants getting the chance to taste the results! 

    2023 High School Student Information Sessions - 11:00 a.m., 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 Materials Characterization Core and Center for Functional Fabrics. Space is limited. Use these links to reserve your spot today:

    Saturday, February 11, 11:00 a.m. - Register

    Saturday, February 11, 12:00 p.m. - Register

    Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m. - Register

    Previous Philly Materials Days Photos

    Philly Materials Day 2019