Thursday, March 24, 2011

JMU Teacher Nano Working Group and Explore More Discovery Museum Team Up for NanoDays 2011 on Sunday, March 27.

Local high school educators, JMU Nanotechnology faculty, and the Explore More Discovery Museum are partnering for the first annual NanoDays Celebration on Sunday, March 27 from 1 - 4 pm at the Explore More Discovery Museum in downtown Harrisonburg.

NanoDays is an annual event developed by science museums around the country through the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network). The first NanoDays events were started in 2008 to enhance public awareness of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

NanoDays celebrations will combine simple hands-on activities for children with events exploring current research for adults. NanoDays activities demonstrate different, unexpected properties of materials at the nanoscale -- sand that won’t get wet even under water, water that won’t spill from a teacup, and colors that depend upon particle size.

Faculty and students from JMU will be on hand to answer questions about nanomaterials, nanotechnology and current research in nanoscience.

High school faculty are also going to host NanoDays Celebrations during the first week of April at their respective schools.