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Rae Wynn-Grant speaking at October 2017 Teen SciCafe.

Do you want to learn about what research scientists are doing out in the field? Join us for interactive discussions with scientists from across the country to learn about their research and how it relates to the world we live in!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Slick Solutions for Sticky Problems

Wednesday, 11/7/18
*Free event & refreshments*

Portrait photo of Dr. Tak-Sing Wong

Speaker: Tak-Sing Wong, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor and the holder of Wormley Family Early Career Professorship in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University

Mechanical engineer Dr. Tak-Sing Wong invented one of today’s most intriguing and potentially useful new materials, a solution inspired by a carnivorous plant to solve “sticky” problems. Called SLIPS, for “slippery liquid–infused porous surface,” it repels any type of liquid, from oil to water to blood, and prevents organisms like bacteria and barnacles from sticking. Learn about the range of possible applications for the new material: to coat medical devices such as catheters to decrease the potential for bacterial contamination or cover the hull of a ship to prevent barnacles from adhering to the surface.

Date: Wednesday, November 7

Time: 4:30-6pm - Doors open at 4pm
Location: The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Entry: TBD - Will be included in your reminder email prior to the event

*Free admission & refreshments*

RSVP Now to ensure a spot: http://bit.ly/TSCNov7

Questions? Email TeenSciCafe@amnh.org
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The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

Teen SciCafe: Slick Solutions for Sticky Problems, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).