March 6, 2021, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
College of Natural Sciences

Fire, Tungsten Wire, Glass Tubing and a One of a Kind Light Bulb

Video demonstrations and live Q&A with UT Austin's glassblowers
Age group: Elementary School, Middle/Junior High School

30 minute live broadcasts will include video demonstrations of glass blowing in action and a live Q&A with UT Austin glassblowers. Join in during these times:

  • 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
  • 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

The Glass Shop at UT is located in Welch Hall and is staffed by Adam Kennedy. We create, repair, and modify various glass instruments for departments throughout the university. This can be as simple as fixing a small crack, or as complex as collaborating with scientists to create an entirely new design and building it from scratch. While most people think we make beakers and test tubes, scientific glassblowing is much more complicated than that requiring a great deal of planning and experience to make the apparatuses needed. The work we do here enables UT research amongst a broad range of disciplines.

This show is part of the Girl Day at UT Austin experience. Learn more and register to join in.