North Penn High School Engineering Academy Students Present at
Philly Materials Day @ Drexel
North Penn High School Engineering
Academy, Engineering Design and
Development: The Future is N.E.A.R.
(Nanotechnology Education and
Philadelphia, PA - February 4, 2017 -
What are smart materials and how do we make
them smarter? How do engineers make things
stronger, lighter and faster? Welcome to
the world of Materials Science and
Saturday, February 4th, Drexel University
held its 7th annual Philly Materials Day.
It is a day where Drexel University, in
conjunction with the University of
Pennsylvania, The Singh Center for
Nanotechnology, and the Franklin Institute
open the doors of the Bossone Research
Enterprise Center to the public for visitors
to experience exciting hands on
demonstrations and Materials Science
activities designed for all ages!
was the 5th year that North Penn High School
Engineering Academy students have been
invited to participate in the day long
event. Eighteen North Penn
Engineering Academy seniors; Anthony Brigidi,
Nicholas Crisler, Jonathon Deddy, James
Drinkwater, Jason Ellstrom, Nicholas
Hendrzak, Engy Khoshit, Brian Pilat, Jason
Sands, Julia Santos, TJ Schmidt, Scott
Schrum, Matt Shaw, Jonathan Storms, Tyler
Uhler, Alex Vuong, Noah Wendt, and Jake
Yoder presented their Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
principles to the visitors from 10am to 3pm.
The students research topics, made possible
by generous grant funding from the
North Penn Educational Foundation,
were in the following topics: Wireless
Energy Transfer, Photovoltaic,
Thermoelectric and Piezoelectric Energy
Harvesting, Magnesium Air Fuel Cells and
Penny Batteries, 3D Scanning and Printing,
Non-Newtonian Fluids and Thermoelectric
students had many opportunities to discuss
their research with visitors of all ages and
backgrounds and to network with the other
presenters from Drexel University, The
University of Pennsylvania and local
students were surprised how quickly the 5
hours of demonstrations went and said they
would do it again in a heartbeat! This
opportunity has helped to prepare them for
their final Nanotechnology and Engineering
Research Symposium held at North Penn High
School on Tuesday, May 30, 2017!
The Future is N.E.A.R. (Nanotechnology
Education and Research) program parallels
the senior capstone course, Engineering
Design and Development (EDD), of the North
Penn High School Engineering Academy. The
program offers its students an opportunity
to gain 21st century skills that will
prepare them to become successful leaders in
a technological global society. The program
introduces the fundamentals of
nanotechnology, engineering research and a
rigorous application of their knowledge and
skills to high school students while
cultivating their interest in engineering,
problem solving and life-long learning.
Students seek opportunities to research &
develop solutions to global issues by
capitalizing from fundamentals of
nanotechnology and engineering research
utilizing the latest published research
If you are interested in learning more about
their research, the Engineering Academy or
the Technology and Engineering Education
Department, please visit their websites:www.northpennengineering.org
What is Materials Science and Engineering
Students present at Philly Materials Day Saturday 2/4/17!!
NAS Tek explaining wireless energy transfer properties with visitors.
Sandstorm demonstrating Non-Newtonian Fluids.
NET and ARD explaining Energy Harvesting Roof Systems.
Thermotec demonstrating thermoelectric materials.
Magtec explaining Magnesium Fuel Cells.
Innovo demonstrating battery separators.
3D Eye demonstrating 3D scanning and 3D printing.
Visitors learning about materials science at North Penn High School.
Visitors learning about materials scienct at North Penn High School.
Thank you to all of the grant funding organizations who has made our journey
North Penn High School Engineering