Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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SARAH HOWELL, NU Grad Student in Materials Science




College: Northwestern

Major: Material Science and Engineering

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S284: Fun with Science! in Splash 2014 (Apr. 06, 2014)
You'll see a bunch of cool showy science demonstrations and hear what its like to be a scientist! You'll see some fire tricks, materials that behave in unexpected ways when cooled to 321°F below zero, weird light properties, metals that 'remember' their shape, magnetic fluids, and more!


S228: Fun with Science! in Splash 2013 (Apr. 06, 2013)
We will demonstrate superconductors that levitate magnets in midair, colorful fire that isn’t orange, materials that behave differently when cooled to 321°F below zero with liquid nitrogen, and more! We will also discuss the physics and chemistry that make these amazing things possible and why materials science is important to our day to day lives.


S229: Climate Change and Energy Technologies in Splash 2013 (Apr. 06, 2013)
Why should we care about climate change and why is combating global warming so important? How does the way we produce energy affect climate change? What are the technological, economic, and environmental benefits and drawbacks of various energy sources? How do we produce our energy today? How can we sustainably power the world in the 21st century? Come to this class to learn and discuss topics in climate change and energy!


S133: Materials Science Demonstrations in Splash 2012 (Mar. 31, 2012)
We will show you superconductors that can levitate magnets in midair, fire that isn't orange, ferrofluids (liquids attracted to magnets), materials cooled to 321°F below zero with liquid nitrogen, and more! We will also discuss the physics and chemistry that make these amazing things possible and why materials science is important to our day to day lives.