Nano-Day is a Huge Hit

On a recent Saturday visitors came to investigate the wonders of the nano-world, and to learn how scientists are creating, exploring and manipulating materials at the atomic level in ways that are having impact in all areas of our lives, from wound-healing bandages to longer lasting tennis balls. Scientists and graduate students from FIU’s Motorola Nanofabrication Research Facility were on hand to talk about some of the exciting current and future applications of this amazing technology. Through special demos and hands-on activities, visitors got a chance to try and grasp the secrets of the invisible ultra tiny nano world, which deals in things that are only a billionth of meter small!

Photo of pollen grains, from NISE Net Viz Lab

Nano-Day was developed in collaboration with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), a national community of researchers and informal science educators funded by the National Science Foundation, dedicated to increasing public understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

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