Celebrate NanoDay 2015

News item published on: 2015-03-12 13:00:32

Celebrate NanoDays 2015 on Monday, March 30, 2015, 2-4 p.m. in Cook Library Room 123 (LIB 123). NanoDays at Southern Miss is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. The NanoDays event will offer a range of exciting programs that 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 as well as a special exploration of nano and children’s literature. The event is free and open to the public.

NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally March 28-April 5, 2015. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska. 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. The NISE Network helps research institutions and the public learn from each other about this emerging field so that together we can make informed decisions.

Visit www.nisenet.org/nanodays to learn more about NanoDays, or for me on nanos visit www.whatisnano.org. For more information about the March event, contact Tracy Englert, Reference Librarian for Science and Technology at 601.266.6396 or .