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Engineering Week at STEM Magnet Academy

It’s that time of year again: Engineering week!  And UIC Chemical Engineers were lucky enough to spend another afternoon with Gretchen Brinza’s 4th graders at Chicago’s STEM Magnet Academy.  Our budding young engineers learned how to use surfactants and catalytic reactions to make foams of various types with occasionally explosive results.  Prof. Belinda Akpa, Prof. Randall Meyer and Prof. Vivek Sharma would like to thank ChemE Graduate students Jelena Dinic, Catalina Mogollon, and Subinuer Yilixati for joining us in sharing engineering concepts with a very enthusiastic bunch of students.

kids adding yeast

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Engineering bubbles and foams with the students at Project SYNCERE

Foams workshop Dec 7 2013On Saturday, December 7, UIC ChemE faculty members Belinda Akpa, Vivek Sharma, and Randall Meyer will be leading a workshop on the science and applications of bubbles and foams.  This activity will contribute to the Emerging Engineers Program and will take place at Project SYNCERE’s home base on Chicago’s South Side. Nearly 40 middle and high-school students will learn about surface and interfacial phenomena through a series of hands-on investigations.







More about Project SYNCERE.