Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mad Materials, Strange Polymers, And Crazy Colloids Star in April 17 Duke Event

Astonishing materials, crazy chemistry and all things squishy and gooey are the stars of a family-friendly, hands-on evening of science hosted by the Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Wednesday, April 17.

The event, which is open to the public, runs from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Gross Hall on Duke University’s West Campus.

It will include a fun, science-filled presentation by Popular Science columnist Theo Gray, who is author of several books, including “Theo Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home – But Probably Shouldn’t.” Gray will demonstrate the exciting and surprising properties of many materials and chemicals we know and love.

Students and faculty from Duke and N.C. State will lead hands-on demonstrations focused on the unique behavior of many materials, especially “soft matter.” Kids and adults can make and play with fun polymers, learn about next generation soft materials and chat with all of the “mad scientists.”

Parking is available in the chemistry parking lot at the corner of Circuit Drive and Tower View.
The event is part of the statewide North Carolina Science Festival being held April 5 to 21. For more information on this event and the NC Science Festival, click here.

For more great Durham events, visit the Durham Event Calendar.

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