K-12 Education Outreach

  • Frankenstein Day 2019

    Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 2:00 pm

    This family-friendly program explores the different aspects of the ethics and responsibilities behind scientific research. Families will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of fun and educational activities revolving around some of the science that inspired Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."

  • Harlem Prep elementary students explore engineering

    Wed, Jun 5, 2019 (All day)

    Sixty students from the Harlem Prep Elementary School in New York City visited Princeton University labs for demonstrations and lab tours with graduate students. Students visited Professor Howard Stone's lab and enjoyed demonstrations that included a wind tunnel, aerodynamics and a flight simulator, robotics, and self-driving cars. The fun-filled day of science concluded with students and teachers enjoying celebratory ice cream in the E-Quad before returning to their school.  

  • Día de la Ciencia - Science Day

    Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Join us on Saturday, April 13 from 12 to 3PM at the Carl Fields Center (58 Prospect Avenue) for a fun day filled with science activities! Over 40 Princeton University scientist will be presenting plenty of scientific demos and experiments. Come and ask plenty of questions (both in Spanish or English!) at this bilingual family-oriented science program.

    Free and open to the public. Free parking available at North Garage or Lot 21.

  • Holiday Lecture 2018 - The Science of Pizza!

    Sat, Dec 8, 2018, 10:00 am

    The Science of Pizza: 
    It's a Little Cheesy!

    On Saturday, December 8 join us for PCCM's annual Holiday Science Lecture with Princeton faculty hosts Prof. Howard Stone and Prof. Bonnie Bassler
    How does the dough come together? What makes cheese melt, be stringy or stretch? Come and learn more about monomers and enzymes in this family-friendly science show at Princeton University.

  • Science Day - Día de la Ciencia

    Sat, May 12, 2018, 12:00 pm

    On Saturday, May 12, PCCM invites the public to this family-oriented bilingual program to explore Materials and other types of Science with Spanish and English speaking Princeton University researchers. For more information, please visit this site.

  • Marie Curie Show - Super Stars of Materials Science Lecture Series

    Sun, Feb 4, 2018, 1:30 pm

    Join us on Sunday, February 4 at 1.30pm in the Taplin Auditorium to learn more about the story and discoveries of one of the greatest scientists of all times: Marie Curie. Parental Guidance: 10 & up. Registration for this show is currently SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, please contact Sara Rodriguez at srm3@princeton.edu

    Registration required.

    Free and open to the public.

  • Mary Shelley - A Living History

    Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 6:00 pm

    Join us on Saturday, February 3 at 6PM in the Maeder Hall Auditorium to learn how a young lady of eighteen created the first science fiction novel in history in 1818, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Parental Guidance: 12 and over.

    Free and open to the public (12 & over)

    Registration required here

  • Frankenstein Day - 200 Anniversary

    Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

    Join us on Saturday, February 3 from 11.30AM to 2PM in the Bowen Hall Auditorium and Atrium (70 Prospect Avenue), for a fun morning discussing science ethics and responsibilities with Princeton University researchers. Discover the Sparks of Life, create your own monstrous creatures and masks and speak with Mary Shelley herself to celebrate the 200 Anniversary of the publication of her novel Frankenstein!

  • Holiday Lecture 2017

    Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 10:00 am

    Holiday Lecture Topic: Hold your Temper! Celebrating the Science of Chocolate

    Registration is required. You may register HERE.

    There will be two sessions; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Come and learn about the science of chocolate, and about amphiphilic and hydrophobic materials in this family-friendly science show at Princeton University. This event is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome.

  • Materials Science Day

    Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 12:00 pm

    PCCM scientists will host an afternoon of fun demonstrations, presentations and hands-on activities for all ages.

    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



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