NSU Center for Materials Research to Host NanoDays

FlyerNorfolk State University’s Center for Materials Research will host NanoDays – a unique, nanotechnology educational outreach event Saturday, April 2, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Children’s Museum of Virginia,  221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.

NanoDays is a community-based event designed to foster public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science and technology. The event also aims to share the passion of science with the community while informing the public about advances in scientific research. Participants will use their imaginations and are encouraged to think about choosing careers in nanoscale science and engineering, or pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Hands-on experiments and demonstrations will be available during the NanoDays event. Children will be able to interactively see how small a nano is and what is different about the nano.  They will explore how tools are used at the nano level, discover why blue morpho butterfly has blue wings, see how nanotechnology is used in water filtration, play with a powder that can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water, play games, and win prizes.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation Center for Nano and Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices and the DoD Center of Excellence in Advanced Nanomaterials and Devices (CEAND) at Norfolk State University.

For more information, call Dr. Messaoud Bahoura at 823-2672 or email mbahoura@nsu.edu.

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