NanoDays at Cook Library

News item published on: 2014-03-21 11:06:00

At the nanoscale – the scale of atoms and molecules – many common materials exhibit unusual properties. Our ability to manipulate matter at this size enables innovation not previously possible. Nanotechnology is revolutionizing research and development in medicine, computing, new materials, food, energy and other areas. Catch a glimpse into this miniscule world during NanoDays™ @ Cook Library on Monday, March 31, in Cook Library room 123 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

NanoDays™ @ Cook Library is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs exploring nanoscale science, matter and engineering and its potential impact on the future. Southern Miss professors and graduate students will facilitate hands-on activities for the whole family such as exploring size in relation to nanometers, how fluids flow in narrow spaces such as capillaries, and the properties of ferrofluid and piezoelectric materials. There will also be a read-aloud story time for children with selected books about Nano and a display of books for adults and children on Nano topics.

Professors and students who will facilitate activities during NanoDays™ @ Cook Library include Dr. Kenneth Curry, associate professor in Biological Sciences; Dr. Song Guo and Dr. Julie Pigza, assistant professors in Chemistry and Biochemistry; Dr. Stacy Creel, assistant professor in Library and Information Science; and Sunita Subedi Paudel and Durga Paudel, graduate students in Physics and Astronomy.

After the festival, many NanoDays activity resources for K-12 teachers to use in the classroom will be added to the Curriculum Materials Center in Cook Library. A NanoDays display is also featured in the Cook Library lobby.

NanoDays™ @ Cook Library is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Tracy Englert at 601.266.6396 or .