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Carbon Nanotube

The world's largest carbon nanotube?  Come help construct a large-scale version of a carbon nanotube at Philly Materials Day! RSVP Here.

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Faster and Colder: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Who has time to sit around and wait for ice cream to freeze?  Visitors will have the chance to help make ice cream 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!

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Learning By Doing

Kids of all ages will learn about materials from Drexel and University of Pennsylvania faculty and students and our collaborating organizations and companies through hands-on demos, guest lectures, games, and even music!

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Come experience it for yourself!

Couldn't make it to the 2013 event?  Don't worry - everyone is invited to the 2014 Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day. It's free and open to the public!

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Almost everything around you - the clothes you wear, the dishes you eat from, the computer you use, the bike you ride or the car you drive - is made of stuff. Materials science and engineering is the study of that stuff: what it's made of, how it works and what we can do with it.

2015 marks the fifth anniversary of Philly Materials Day, which will be celebrated with new hands-on activities related to five essential themes: communications, earth, energy, health, and sports.

Want to learn more about what Materials is?