NanoDays: The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science

Saturday, April 6
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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How can something so small be such BIG fun? Find out during NanoDays, an annual nationwide festival exploring nanoscale science. Just what IS nanoscale technology?

“Nano” is a suffix that denotes a size – in this case, one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) of a measurement!

Join the Museum, along with the Alan G. MacDiarmid Nanotech Institute at UT Dallas and Eastfield College, for activities that demonstratenanoscale science.

  • Try measuring tiny things

  • Learn about properties of the nanoscale

  • Use a scanning electron microscope

  •  Find out about the amazing characteristics of ferrofluids

  • Create your own carbon buckyball

  •  Examine the nanoscale structure of butterfly wings

Listen to Chats about nanotechnology

Chats are short, informal talks.
Each Chat is approximately 15 minutes long.

  • Size does matter - Smaller is better!  11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm
    Nano Technology in the Oil Industry
    Brad Holms
    Executive Vice President – Research & Technology
    FTS International

  • Introduction to Solar Cells-11:30am
    Adeesh Jain, 2012 Nanoexplorer
    UT Dallas

  • Science behind Invisibility Cloaking   1:00pm
    Carter Haines
    Ph.D candidate, Material Science and Engineering,
    UT Dallas
    An overview of some of the new carbon nanotube (CNT) applications being developed at the UT Dallas Nanotech Institute.  Topics covered include: flexible, transparent CNT speakers; CNT-based artificial muscles and invisibility cloaking.

  • Making the Invisible Visible-2:30pm
    Murry Gans, Scanning Electron Microscope Lab Coordinator, Eastfield College
    We all live in two worlds - the macroscopic world we see with our eyes and a microscopic world that most people never get to see. Come by and chat about some pretty cool optical toys and get a peek into a strange and often beautiful place. 

  • Nanotechnology for Fun an Profit-3:00pm
    Ray Baughman, Director, Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute
    UT Dallas
    Learn about new technologies which have been developed at the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas.

NanoDays is presented by participants in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), a group funded by the National Science Foundation, and takes place at over 200 museums, research centers and universities across the country.

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Fun Fact
The rolling loop projector--the heart of the IMAX film system--was invented in the 1960's by Ron Jones, a machinist and camera builder from Brisbane, Australia.

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