From PR Web:

The Polymer Play program at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia aims to introduce a new methodology for materials science education and inspire city middle-schoolers to explore STEM disciplines and careers. By making bio-plastics, solving problems through design projects, and recycling used containers into new products, students will use innovative techniques to solve design problems. The real-life applications of these projects are reinforced with tours of labs at the Science Center. Scientists, investors and researchers at the Science Center Port incubator and its resident companies will mentor the students.