Spooky Science Night at Stough Elementary School
October 31, 2011- Some kids may be thinking of scary costumes or a seemingly endless supply of candy at the end of October, but what about spooky science and mystery math? NC State's education faculty and students shared their knowledge in a community event, Math and Science Night at Stough Elementary School on October 27.
Cafe Crown Soaks up Nanotech Knowledge
Nearly three dozen people packed into the Broad Street Cafe, a coffee house and watering hole in west Durham, to sip beer, munch on hor d'oeuvres and learn scientific principles. Mike Falvo, a physicist from UNC-Chapel Hill gave a lesson in nanoscience and nanotechnology, followed by a 15 minute lecture on the risks of nanotechnology by Hope Shand, research director at the Carrboro office of the Otawa-based Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration. Science cafes like these have been sweeping the country for several years as a way to bring science out of the laboratory and into the masses.
Education Small Tech's Revolutionaries
North Carolina State University was recently ranked as one of the best institutions that teachers skills and nutures innovation. The university was noted for its outreach to industry, its actively developing academic programs related to nanotechnology, and the research accomplished in the College of Education on nanoscale instruction.