Splash 2020: Canceled due to COVID-19


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MCKINLEY PAUL, ESP Teacher




College: Northwestern University

Major: Materials Science

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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S396: Shape-shifting Metals and Solid Liquids??? - The Science Behind Crazy Materials in the World Around Us in Splash 2019 (Apr. 06, 2019)
From the semiconductors and crystals that power your cellphones, to the plastics and fabrics in your shoes/clothes, advanced materials define the modern world we know today. In this course there we will introduce some basic principles behind these materials technologies and their exciting applications through a variety of hands-on demonstrations. These mini-workshops will feature a wide range materials including familiar everyday objects to unusual materials that defy conventional physics.


S353: You're Hot Then You're Cold: The Effect of Extreme Temperatures on Materials in Splash 2018 (Apr. 07, 2018)
We'll be learning about materials science principles in extreme temperatures. There may or may not be liquid nitrogen and fire! You'll perform a variety of hands-on demonstrations to discover the effects of different temperatures on materials. Demonstrations and discussions will take place in small groups (approx. 5 students/group)