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January 22, 2016

Learn the science behind everyday objects at Philly Materials Day

Discover how things like plates, bikes and computers are engineered

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Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, 2013

Saturday, Feb. 6 will mark the sixth year for Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day. The event is a chance for all ages to learn more about everyday objects, like plates, computers and cars. Sure, we use them daily but do we understand how these inventions really work? 

Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania hope to change that by hosting the educational day focusing on five essential materials themes: communications, earth, energy, health and sports. 

There will be insightful demonstrations, like high-speed ice cream making with liquid nitrogen, but many of the activities will be hands-on. One will be "Walking on Liquid," where attendees can step into a pool of oobleck, named for the Dr. Seuss book “Bartholomew and the Oobleck."

The event is free to attend and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, 2013



Philly Materials Day

Saturday, Feb. 6
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free
Bossone Research Enterprise Center at Drexel University
3126 Market St.

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