NanoDays is a full week of events nationwide that focus on educating people of all ages about the emerging field of nanoscale science.
Come interact with UTD scientists and learn all about the science of the super small. There will be demonstrations, lectures, and hands on activities to engage even the youngest budding scientist. Highlighting the day’s events will be a public presentation by NanoTech Institute’s Director and Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Professor Ray Baughman.
Date: March 31, 2012
Time: All day (museum hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Place: Fort Museum of History and Science (map link)
Nano at the Border
“Nano at the Border,” established through an agreement by U.T. Dallas to support the educational activities and research in nanotechnology at the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) and University of Texas Pan American (UTPA), exposes primarily minority students to nanotechnology.
The NanoTech Institute also works closely with universities in Mexico, and, along with the University of Guanajuato, hosts an annual U.S.-Mexico Workshop titled, “Nanoscience for Advanced Applications: On Crossroads of Disciplines.” UTD is the driving force behind the exchange of students, faculty and information.
Next year’s workshop will be held on the UTD campus on March 22 - 25, 2006. Collaborations with the University of Guanajuato have resulted in 16 students from Mexico working in the NanoTech Institute.
The NanoTech Institute is home to the George A. Jeffrey NanoExplorers program. The program promotes nanotechnology-based education for the next generation of scientists and is funded by the National Science Foundation and by the Robert A. Welch Chair grant Dr. Baughman received in chemistry.
The NanoExplorers program was launched in the summer of 2002, when about a dozen high school students were invited to work on original research in the institute’s labs.
To get involved, students must contact the institute and volunteer to work in the research labs. The program does not involve grades or credits. It is truly science for science’s sake.
Updated: February 21, 2012