Gannon University to Celebrate NanoDays on Sunday

Posted: April 4, 2014

Gannon University's science faculty and students will participate in the national celebration of NanoDays on Sunday, April 6 from 1-3 p.m. at the Millcreek Mall.

The event is one in a national series of educational programs about nanotechnology: the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Nanotechnology has the potential to lead to the development of new materials and devices in a vast range of applications, including medicine, electronics, biomaterials and energy production.

NanoDays is free and open to the public, and will provide an opportunity for children and adults to learn more about the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces. Sunday's event will include fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations related to nanotechnology. Attendees also will be able to learn more about unique and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale.

The NanoDays celebration brings Gannon University faculty and students together with science educators to create new and unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. The event will feature about ten tables that combine fun, hands-on activities that demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale, examine tools used by nanoscientists, showcase nano materials with spectacular promise, and invite discussion of technology and society.