NanoDays / MicroDays! A celebration of the small
- Monday, April 13, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Small-scale science and engineering will be celebrated at Montana State University on Monday, April 11 as part of a nationwide month of public outreach. The event is free and will help kids and adults understand both nano-scale and micro-sized science and engineering in a fun and easy-to-understand format.
The addition of micro-scale science is new this year, and MSU researchers will share developments in microchemistr, micro-scale engineering and microbiology, including science related to the micro-organisms that live in Yellowstone National Park's hot springs.
Nanoscientists work with particles and devices between one and 100 nanometers in size (the head of a pin is 1,000,000 nanometers across). Through nanoscience, scientists have developed disease-fighting drugs, computer components, transparent sunscreen, ultra-strong sports equipment and many other applications.
At MSU, researchers are using nanoscience to develop targeted vaccines, magnetic materials for electronics, and catalysts for producing hydrogen. Nanoscience is an emerging field that blends chemistry, physics, engineering and other areas of science, and is one of the country's top research priorities.
Stop in anytime between 5pm and 7pm. Activities take place in the SUB Ballrooms.
The event is hosted by MSU Extended University and Montana NSF EPSCoR.
- Academic Technology and Outreach