College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Ames Laboratory named “Making Stuff” coalition partner

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is one of only 20 sites around the country selected to be a coalition partner for the prestigious “Making Stuff” television program. As a partner, the Lab, along with Iowa State’s Materials Research Society and Material Advantage student organizations, will be hosting more than 20 outreach events.

Making Stuff is a four-part PBS prime-time television series from the award-winning producers of NOVA, developed in partnership with the Materials Research Society. Slated to begin airing on January 19, the series will present dramatic stories about the materials that are transforming our world. Making Stuff will show how materials have changed history and are continuing to shape our future.

The next outreach event includes viewing the first episode of “Making Stuff” along with hands-on science activities and will be held January 19 at the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. It is open to the public, appropriate for all ages, and free.

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