Welcome to the next big thing!
The new outreach kit will provide activities about the synthesis, physics, and applications of conjugated polymeric semiconductors. The kit will introduce the synthesis of electrically conductive plastics, polymer light-emitting diodes, and polymer solar cells.The activities will get students involved in solar energy and energy efficiency and will be built with inquiry based learning around students’ questions. The overarching goal of the project is to expose students to the latest molecular materials technologies and applications, which have rapidly advanced in the past 10-20 years. The education kit will engage students and encourage them to consider future careers in science and technology.