Alcatel-Lucent in Murray Hill Hosts Take Your Kids to Work Day

Jason Sandoz, 11, of Long Branch experiences the science of cryogenics as part of the company’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” 

MURRAY HILL, NJ - More than 450 children gathered at Alcatel-Lucent’s offices as part of the company’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" last Thursday.

Children participated in a variety of workshops and demonstrations, including building robots, understanding how sound travels, fire safety and a presentation of “mind over  matter” where an Alcatel-Lucent employee billed as “the Human Vise” bent steel rods with his bare hands. 

In a cryogenics demonstration for the kids, fresh flowers were instantly frozen by dipping into liquid nitrogen at a temperature of minus-320 degrees Fahrenheit.  Blowing on the flower demonstrates how cold the flower is.  Cryogenics are used in many ways at Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, including with Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and other systems used in physics research. 

 

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