NanoDays 2009

May 04, 2009

Students participating in NanoDays
Students participating in NanoDays

The seventh annual NanoDays, a statewide initiative designed to present the world of nanoscale science and nanotechnology to the public, particularly K-12 students and their teachers, underscores the ECE department's commitment to outreach activities in the community. The NCSU Nanofabrication Facility (NNF) and the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) hosted more than five hundred visitors at Monteith Research Center, providing tours and demonstrations in the research laboratories. The students, teachers, and parents were guided through different labs in small groups where they experienced hands-on nano activities, such as making nano ice cream, which is smoother than normal due to the size of the ice nanocrystals and their distribution in the mixture of the ingredients.

NanoDays partners include NC State Nano Initiative, NC Science Olympiad, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC Museum of Life and Sciences, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and the Nanotechnology Informal Science Education Network.

View the NanoDays photo gallery.