The UConn MSE Material Advantage Student Chapter (Amanda Agui, Victoria Reichelderfer, and Joe Tracey) and MSE assistant professor, Dr. Seok-Woo Lee, attended the STEAM Night at East Farms Elementary School at Farmington CT on October 12, 2018. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Night is the annual event at Farmington CT that invites more than 200 elementary school students and let them experience the STEAM field. UConn Health center and Farmington high school robotics team participated. Also, the elementary school teachers prepared for plenty of interesting science demonstrations. Our Material Advantage Student Chapter showed their famous liquid-nitrogen frozen marshmallow. They also demonstrated how metals can be liquid by using gallium (its melting point is only around 30oC). Their 3D printed figurines also attracted kids. Dr. Seok-Woo Lee ran a project to make a 2D crystal. Kids built a special 2D crystal on the floor with marshmallows and wood sticks. It started from graphene but ended with unknown complex 2D crystal.
The detailed news is also available in the UConn MSE department website.