What exactly is chemical engineering and how does it impact our lives? Paulina Fernandez, a chemical engineer, explained how it really touches our lives in so many ways, from shampoo to ice cream! She explained the process of making ice cream and then the problem of how to make it on a large scale. Engineering, she explained, is all about solving problems and we all can be powerful problem solvers.
The activity was the chemistry - and engineering- behind making a sugar lip scrub. How do you know how much of each ingredient to add? What if you wanted to make it in large quantities? And let's talk about the inevitable nature of making mistakes and how we can learn so much from them!