Rethink the Rink

April 15, 2019 at 5–7 PM


Last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins teamed up with Covestro and Carnegie Mellon University on an initiative to make hockey safer at all levels. The "Rethink The Rink" project challenges students from CMU's College of Engineering, with access to Covestro expertise, to develop material solutions that improve safety of the game. The first step was to redesign the rink dasher boards and glass.

"Players are bigger, faster and stronger than ever before, and so our challenge is to find new ways to keep them safer and reduce injuries. This collaboration with Covestro and Carnegie Mellon is a specific attempt to use recent advances in material science to address the physical boundary that surrounds a hockey rink. Can we come up with a material solution that reduces the impact of players hitting the boards and makes the game safer for players of all ages?"
- David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins

Join the Pittsburgh SPE on April 15th from 5-7 PM at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry to learn from Covestro and CMU about the Rethink the Rink initiative and materials science innovation in Pittsburgh.

Please RSVP in advance, as dinner will be offered.



SPE members $25.00
Nonmembers $30.00