NanoDays science outreach event
Strand Union Building, Ballroom A
Nanoscale science and engineering, the study and applications of extremely small particles, will be celebrated at Montana State University on Thursday, April 11 as part of a nationwide week of public outreach. The event is free and will help kids and adults understand nanotechnology in a fun and easy-to-understand format.
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.
Parking is available in the visitor's lot across from the SUB; parking is free in MSU parking lots after 6pm.
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