SciBridge volunteers at UT Austin met up today to package up supplies for our newest experiment kit on aluminum - air (Al - air) batteries to share with our African partner universities. We are very excited about the concepts that this experiment kit demonstrates - electrochemical energy conversion, the huge energy densities of metal - air batteries, the difficulty of making these batteries rechargeable, and the physics of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Check out photos from our kit-building day below - we made 10 kits! Thank you to Pauline, Siyang, Bee, and Martha for volunteering their time today!
Our assembled Al - air batteries lighting up a blue LED (whose invention won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics!).
Bee and Martha counting glass plates and vials for the kits.
Siyang, Pauline, Martha, and Bee working on kit assembly.
Al - air battery kits almost ready to go to our 9 partner SciBridge universities in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania!