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Making Stuff at Greater Binghamton is sponsored by:

Binghamton University
Broome Community College
ACS Binghamton Local Section
WSKG (Local PBS Radio and TV Affiliate)
Roberson Museum & Science Center
STANYS Southern Section
MRS BU Student Chapter
Broome-Tioga BOCES
Oakdale Mall
NYSERDA

 

WGBH, Boston’s public television station and producer of NOVA, has teamed-up with the Materials Research Society (MRS) to produce a four-part PBS series that premieres on January 19, 2011. The program, which airs locally on WSKG-HD (www.wskg.org) at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, includes a national educational outreach campaign to encourage appreciation and a better understanding of our material world in young and old alike.  You can find more information at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/making-stuff.html.

Here's what's happening in the Binghamton area:


EventDateTime
Materials Science Grades 6-12 Teacher Workshop at BCC January 22, 2011 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Science Café at Lost Dog - Binghamton January 25, 2011 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Activity and Demonstration Tables at the Oakdale Mall January 29, 2011 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Making Stuff at the Roberson Museum and Science Center February 5, 2011 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Making Stuff at the Science Olympiad Regionals at BU February 12, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

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Materials Science Grades 6-12 Teacher Workshop at BCC

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 science teachers interested in Materials Science and willing to help promote the MAKING STUFF with David Pogue NOVA series in their classrooms (to be aired on PBS affiliates during January and February 2011).

Description: The morning will include hands-on laboratories and demonstrations. The afternoon will consist of a Sustainable Living workshop and participants will receive a teaching toolkit with classroom materials developed by NYSERDA Energy Educators. Following the workshop, you and your class can qualify for incentives and prizes based on your implementation of sustainable actions.

 

Science Café at Lost Dog - Binghamton

Target Audience: General Public.

Description: M. Stanley Whittingham, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at Binghamton University, will make a brief presentation on energy and energy storage followed by Q & A.

Light refreshments will be available.

 

Activity and Demonstration Tables at the Oakdale Mall

Target Audience: General Public

Description: Volunteers from the Binghamton University Undergraduate Chemical Society, MRS Student Chapter, and Broome Community College Science Club will staff an information table and guide participants through a number of hands-on activities based on the four themes of the MAKING STUFF series: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, and Smarter. Each activity will highlight the properties of modern materials in an easy-to-understand way.

 

Making Stuff at the Roberson Museum and Science Center

Target Audience: General Public

Description: Volunteers from the Binghamton University Undergraduate Chemical Society, MRS Student Chapter, and Broome Community College Science Club will staff an information table and guide participants through a number of hands-on activities based on the four themes of the MAKING STUFF series: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, and Smarter. Each activity will highlight the properties of modern materials in an easy-to-understand way.

 

Making Stuff at the Science Olympiad Regionals at Binghamton University

Target Audience: General Public, with a special emphasis on the high school students participating in the Science Olympiad and their families, friends, and supporters.

Description: Through a number of demonstrations and activities, some of the more exotic applications of materials science will be investigated. For example, a high temperature superconductor will be used to show the loss of electrical resistance and magnetic levitation observed in such systems.

 

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