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Friday, December 6, 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
—Drop in

What’s it like to be a scientist or engineer? Find out in this special program where you can talk to real scientists and engineers and do the hands-on activities they’ve developed to showcase their work. Discover why they find STEM cool and exciting while learning about their research and interests.


Alejandra Gonzalez - Ph.D. student, Brandeis University and Xiang Li - Ph.D. student, Brandeis University
Can you make a paper flower change colors? Find out what happens when paper flowers come into contact with acids and bases!
Maureen Ritchey, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Boston College 
What do you remember about your last birthday? When you remember, different parts of your brain work together to bring back the details. Test the limits of your own memory, draw a memory map, and learn about the parts of the brain that help you think and remember.
Jianqiang Wei, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
If you were to construct a building with concrete blocks, would you always need to include a window? Join us to learn how we can turn drab concrete into something see-through!
Fanglin Che - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell 
From Renewable Electricity to Valuable Chemicals and Fuels: Discover how we use computer models to understand the importance of electrode, electrolyte, and pH of electrocatalysis.
Peter Beltramo - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ever wonder how drugs and nutrients get delivered to your cells?  Let’s play with soap bubbles and films to find out!
Xinfang Jin - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Explore the inside of Batteries: Can human bodies be electrolytes to form electric circuits? How do you assemble a Lithium-ion coin cell in a glovebox? 
This event is led by scientists participating in our Science and Engineering Communication Fellowship program.  Visit our website to learn more about our Fellowship program at