Materials Science Design Challenges

Design Your Own Metamaterial

Make a structure that can change how waves move, and learn how to make things invisible!

Build a Magnetic Nanoparticle Coating

Design a coating for a magnet that will pick up different surfaces.

Build a DNA Origami Inspired Structure

Make a container (out of pasta) that can travel along a zipline and deliver a cargo (candy).

Build a Water Filter

Build a water filter that can clean dirty water.

Build a Lightweight Airplane Wing

Build a lightweight wing structure that is 12 inches long and can hold up a heavy load (weight) without deflecting.

Make a Structure that Assembles Itself

Make pieces for a structure that builds itself using magnets.

Build an Edible Skyscraper

Create a bio-glue that holds together a graham cracker skyscraper.