Celebrate NanoDays™ 2015 at Penn State!

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Date Event
Tuesday, April 28th

NanoDays™ Nanotechnology Teacher Workshop

For STEM teachers of grades 6-12 who want to learn about interdisciplinary research, resources, and careers at the nano-scale and bring it back to their classrooms and students!

For more information, view the Nanotechnology Teacher Workshop Flier

Registration: Visit NanoDays™ Workshop on SurveyMonkey

Saturday, March 28th

NanoDays™ at the Discovery Space of Central PA (children's science museum)

Special hands-on activities for children and adults of all ages!
112 W. Foster Ave. Suite 1, State College, PA 16801

Tuesday, April 21th

NanoDays™ at the Millennium Science Cafe

Featuring resources and opportunities for meaningful outreach and educational experiences!
For more information contact:
Kristin A. Dreyer
MRSEC Program Director for Education and Outreach
kad4@psu.edu

NanoDays at Penn State is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. NanoDays engages people of all ages in learning about this emerging field of science, which holds the promise of developing revolutionary materials and technologies.

Organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), NanoDays events take place nationally in early April. They constitute the largest, organized public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involve science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.

NanoDays celebrations bring university researchers together with science educators to create learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. Most NanoDays events combine fun hands-on activities with presentations on current research. A range of exciting NanoDays programs demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale, examine tools used by nanoscientists, showcase nano materials with spectacular promise, and invite discussion of technology and society.

More Information

For more information about NanoDays, please contact Kristin Dreyer at 814-863-1665 or by email at kad4@psu.edu


 Nanodays sponsors include Penn State Science, The Nanotechnology Applicaions & Career Knowledge Network, the Center for Science and the Schools, Discovery Space Childrens Science Museum, the NNIN, and the Center for Nanoscale Science

More about Nano and NISE Network

At the nanoscale—the scale of atoms and molecules—many common materials exhibit unusual properties. Our ability to manipulate matter at this size enables innovations that weren’t possible before. Nanotechnology is revolutionizing research and development in medicine, computing, new materials, food, energy, and other areas.

Nano will affect our economy, the environment, and our personal lives. Some scientists think that future nanotechnologies and materials could transform our lives as much as cars, the personal computer, or the Internet! But the costs, risks, and benefits of this new technology can be difficult to understand, both for experts and for the general public. The NISE Network helps museums, research institutions, and the public learn from each other about this emerging field so that together we can make informed decisions.

The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. The NISE Network community in the United States is led by 12 organizations, and includes hundreds of museums and universities nationwide. NISE Net was launched in 2005 with funding from the National Science Foundation, and received a five-year renewal in 2010.

Through products like NanoDays, the NISE Network is actively building partnerships between science museums and research centers to increase their capacity to engage the public in learning about nanoscale science and engineering.

For more information about NISE Net and/or download a digital NanoDays kit, visit:
www.nisenet.org/nanodays

For more information about Nano, please visit:
What is Nano Website

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This project is based on work supported by the NSF under Award Nos. 05322536 and 0940143.

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