Published on Monday May 7, 2012
Drexel's annual "Inspire a Child to Dream Day" brought
approximately 170 children and relatives of Drexel employees to
campus to introduce them to different careers at the university on
Thursday, April 26, 2012. The event coincides with the
national "Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day."
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering under the
leadership of Professor Christopher Weyant and Ph.D. students
Christopher Barr (advisor: Mitra Taheri), Eric Laird (advisor:
Christopher Li), and Cole Smith (advisor: Steven May) taught the
participants to make slime and bouncy balls from borax. A
good time was had by all.
This event is one of many outreach activities the department
participates in to introduce young people to the exciting world of
materials science and engineering.