The Science of StuffWe live in a world of stuff. Plastic tables, glass windows, rubber shoes, steel cars. All made of stuff specifically chosen to serve a function based on its chemical and physical properties.
Think about this: What properties of rubber make it perfect for building shoes? Would you ever want a shoe made out of glass? Why or why not? These questions are what drive the field of materials science, the science of stuff.
Visit the Discovery niche to explore the properties of stuff. This exhibit is sponsored by the UW–Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.