Prof. Hutchens and group member Matt Milner led a group of 24 rising 9th and 10th grader women in an activity where they made elastomers and elastomeric foams in order to explore sports shoe design concepts. This activity was a part of a week long program to support Girls Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES). The women learned about the interdisciplinary connection between sports and science, but particularly enjoyed “making the foam” where they “got to mix chemicals” and “watch the foam come together.”