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NC State NanoDays

A NCSU tour guide explains nanotechnology to a K-12 student group

NanoDays is an annual state-wide event coordinated by Dr. Gail Jones in NC State's Math, Science, and Technology Education Department. The event combines fun hands-on activities with presentations on current nanotechnology research. A range of exciting programs demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale, examine tools used by nanoscientists, showcase nano materials with spectacular promise, and consider implications of new technologies for society. NanoDays began at NC State and is now a nationwide festival of educational programs.

 

NanoDays 2014

NanoDays 2014 will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on NC State's Centennial Campus in Engineering Building 2. More than 3,000 of the top science students from across North Carolina will be on campus to learn more about nanoscale science and engineering and NC State's cutting edge research. Activities include laboratory tours, student research posters, educational instructional materials, and table-top demonstrations of nanoscale phenomena. For more information, visit the NanoDays web page or contact Rebecca Hite.


NanoDays 2013

NanoDays 2013 was held on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. on NC State's Centennial Campus in Engineering Building 3. Science Olympiad participants, teachers, and parents from thoughout the state took part in the day's activities.  Educators from UNC-Chapel Hill, Marbles Childrens Museum, the NC Museum of Life and Sciences, and the School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at UNC-Greensboro highlighted new developments in science and technology.

Dr. Gail Jones demonstrates a material built using nanotechnology techniques. NanoDays participants learn about nano-textiles. NanoDays participant enjoys nano ice cream.NanoDays began at NC State and is now a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future.  NanoDays engages people of all ages in learning about this emerging field of science, which holds the promise of developing revolutionary materials and technologies. The NC State Nanotechnology Initiative is a sponsor of this event.

NanoDays events combine fun hands-on activities with presentations on current research. A range of exciting demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale, examine tools used by nanoscientists, showcase nano materials with spectacular promise, and consider implications of new technologies for society.

Visitors made some of their own nanomaterials, investigated super thin materials used in solar cell technology, and changed the color of a butterfly’s wings! Other activities included experimenting with paint that never gets dirty, learning about nanoparticles that can kill cancer, and participating in special laboratory tours. For more information on this year's event, email Gina Childers.

Slideshows of NanoDays 2013 (Windows Media Files)

 

NanoDays 2012

NanoDays 2012 was held on April 27 on NC State's Centennial Campus. By special arrangement, NanoDays was offered for Science Olympiad participants, teachers, and parents.  Educators from UNC-Chapel Hill, Marbles Childrens Museum, the NC Museum of Life and Sciences, and the School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering at UNC-Greensboro were present to engage participants with new developments in science and technology. Visitors made their own nanomaterials, investigated super-thin materials used in solar cell technology, and changed the color of a butterfly’s wings. NanoDays 2012 also featured new demonstrations, tours, and talks, and instructional materials. Special lab tours were available for students to talk to researchers about future careers in this exciting area.

Kids visit an exhibit by Marbles museum.

 

Slideshows of NanoDays 2012 (Windows Media Files)

NANODAYS 2012: ALL PHOTOS

Explore Nanotechnology: Demonstrations and Hands-On Investigations

Nanocapsules Activity by Marbles Children's Museum

Materials Science Activity by Dr. Yaroslava Yingling's Research Group

Graduate Student Research Posters

Tour of Dr. Gregory Parsons's Laboratory

Nano Ice Cream

 

 

 

Previous NanoDays Events

A students tests a computer game at NanoDays A student learns a new science experiment at NanoDays

A view from above of students participating in NanoDays activities Five elementary school students learn about nanotechnology.

 

 

 

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