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 this family-friendly, hands-on evening of science hosted by the Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Wednesday, April 17, from 4:30-7:30 p.m at the Gross Hall on Duke’s West Campus.
The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with a fun, science-filled presentation by Popular Science columnist, element enthusiast, and official “mad scientist” Theo Gray, author of several books, including “Theo Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home – But Probably Shouldn’t.” See Theo demonstrate the exciting and surprising properties of many materials and chemicals we know and love. Then join students and faculty from Duke and NC State for 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 state-wide North Carolina Science Festival being held April 5 to 21. For more information on this event and the NC Science Festival, go to: http://www.ncsciencefestival.