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STEM FabFri_rls_Nov2012Budding scientists and engineers are invited to experience Investigating Material Properties, the newest FAB Friday workshop for 4th through 12th graders and their families, on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tennessee Tech University’s Millard Oakley STEM Center.

Participants will explore testing the strength and composition of different materials, both chemically and physically. Activity stations in the center’s state-of-the-art learning labs will offer experiments in density, chromatography, viscosity, mass, conductivity and more.

“The FAB Friday programs at the STEM Center are unique hands-on activities designed to allow families to investigate STEM-related concepts together,” said Gail Gentry, outreach coordinator at the Oakley STEM Center.

“The workshops are engaging learning opportunities, and we are pleased to have the support and expertise of several campus student STEM-related organizations, including the American Chemical Society, American Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists, Engineers Without Borders, National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers.”

FAB Fridays are flexible events, allowing participants to come and go as their schedules permit. A parent or guardian must remain with children at all times.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Guests may make reservations at

For more information, visit or call (931) 372-6573. The Oakley STEM Center offers distinct programs in science, technology, engineering and math for students and educators throughout the year. 

The Oakley STEM Center is in Ray Morris Hall on the TTU campus at 155 W. 7th Street, at the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive in Cookeville.