Dr. Alfred Donatelli, chair of the Chemical
Engineering Department at UMass/Lowell, will lead an interactive, hands-on STEM
demonstration for parents and children on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the
Chelsea Public Library.
The demonstration is part of the Black
History Month series of events put together by the Lewis Latimer Society and
Museum, led by Co-Directors Ronald Robinson and Leo Robinson, and the Chelsea
Balck Community, led by President Joan Cromwell.
The event is being held to promote the
importance of STEM education to youth, who are the future engineers and
Dr. Al and his team of assistant, which
include Ken Umemba, members of the Lewis Latimer Society and Museum, Chelsea
Black Community, and Bunker Hill Community College, will explore the
application of these benign experiments in chemical engineering reaction
kinetics and reaction design, mechanical engineering thermodynamics and heat
transfers, emulsion polymerization in plastics engineering, and in
weightlessness when astronauts land in space.
The event is free