PME students bring ‘Battery Day’ to the Museum of Science and Industry


At the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) on Saturday, Oct. 14, Samarie Johnson, 14, and Jewell Davis, 10, were talking about batteries.

“You could use it for your controller, your game controller,” Johnson said.

“You could use it for your Xbox,” Davis chimed in.

As they talked, the pair held the two new, functional batteries they had just made themselves as part of a hands-on activity by Pritzker Molecular Engineering students in Asst. Prof. Chibueze Amanchukwu’s lab as part of the second annual “Battery Day” at the MSI’s Science Works career fair.

“You just see them get so excited,” said graduate student Priya Mirmira, who volunteered at both Battery Days. This year, she wanted to work at the final stop, the testing station where the children get to see for the first time if their batteries work.

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This story was first published by UChicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. 

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