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Posted: March 31, 2007
Nanotechnology day in New York
(Nanowerk News) If you are in New York City today don't miss out visiting the NanoDay at City College New York.
Nano Day in New York is an all-day, New York City-wide program designed to attract pre-college students into the new interdisciplinary fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The event is sponsored by the Columbia University Nanocenter in collaboration with City College of New York, Columbia University, Barnard College, and Rowan University, and will be held on the CCNY campus. Approximately 500 selected 10th and 11th grade students from a broad representation of New York City schools will attend.
The activities of the NanoDay are designed to stimulate student interest in the pursuit of science or engineering as a major in a college or university setting, and to increase awareness of the important roles that nanoscience will assume within our global society. The program includes discussions of nanoscience and nanotechnology by several highly distinguished scientists as well as by Bill Nye, a popular science educator. In addition, the students will have the chance to observe a wide variety of exhibits and demonstrations covering many aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology and related scientific fields.
Columbia University Professor and Nobel Laureate Horst Stormer; Rice University Professor Vicki Colvin; and Bill Nye the Science Guy will give special talks. Other distinguished scientists and researchers from Columbia University, the City College of New York, Barnard College, Rowan University, and Rice University will participate in this event and provide students with a wealth of exciting information on nano-related research projects, programs and resources.
The afternoon will include an expo, with science demonstrations; exhibitors from many science and engineering departments, organizations and centers as well as from the admissions offices of all four schools. The day will culminate with a raffle with exciting prizes to be given away.