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April 2, 2022 at Polar Park
hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rain or Shine!
Free and open
to the public.

WooSox Farms

WooSox Farms is located outside on the third level of Polar Park on the 3rd base line.

It is directly across from the exhibitor suites, nestled between the DCU Club and the Hanover Deck.


Elephant Toothpaste
Exhibit Type: Demonstration
Ages: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8)
Location: WooSox Farm
Presented by: Society of Women Engineers
Discipline(s): Chemistry, Engineering, Science, STEM

Come watch a chemical reaction between hydrogen peroxide, warm water, and yeast which produces a volcano of foam! Learn more about chemistry and engineering from college students involved with the Society of Women Engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Bacterial Biofilms: Tiny bacteria build homes of many shapes and sizes
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: All Ages
Location: WooSox Farm
Presented by: Chemical Engineering; Dr. Elizabeth Stewart
Discipline(s): Engineering, STEM

We come across bacteria everyday. Bacteria are very small so we don’t always see where they are . Bacteria can be good or bad. Both good and bad bacteria like to live with other bacteria in homes made from slime that protects them from the outside world. The homes that bacteria build to live with each other are known as biofilms. Come participate in a hands-on activity to learn about how to build and destroy bacterial homes!


Bath Bombs: An Intro to Chemical Engineering
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: All Ages
Location: WooSox Farm
Presented by: Chemical Engineering; WPI Grad Students Esai Lopez & Liz Belden
Discipline(s): Engineering, STEM

Students will learn the basic concepts of chemical engineering as they build their own bath bomb.


WasteFlowers
Exhibit Type: Demonstration
Ages: All Ages
Location: WooSox Farm
Presented by: Humanities & Arts;
Discipline(s): 3D Printing, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Robots, Science, STEM, Sustainability, Technology

WasteFlowers are hybrid flower forms made from found and repurposed waste and recycled materials! WasteFlowers are ‘sensitized’ — as in equipped with motion sensors, micro-processors and small motors. These digitally enhanced WallFlowers are kinetic and designed to respond to disturbances in their environment. Some WasteFlowers are powered by solar panels.