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  Center for Materials Research to Host NanoDays

(NSU NEWSROOM--March 29, 2014)--Norfolk State University’s Center for Materials Research will host NanoDays, a nanotechnology educational outreach event, on Saturday, April 5, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth.

NanoDays is a community-based event designed to foster public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science and technology. The event also aims to share the passion of science with the community while informing the public about advances in scientific research. Participants will be able to use their imaginations and will be encouraged to think about choosing careers in nanoscale science and engineering, or pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Several hands-on experiments will be available during the NanoDays event. Children will be able to interactively see how small a nano is and what is different about the nano. They will investigate how glass objects can be "hidden" in some liquids, play with a sand that keeps itself dry, discover a magnetic material that acts like a liquid, and explore how technologies and society in¬fluence each other.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network and is sponsored by the NSF-CREST Center for Nano and Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices and the United States Department of Defense Center of Excellence in Advanced Nanomaterials and Devices (CEAND) at Norfolk State University.

The Children’s Museum is located at 221 High Street in Portsmouth. For more information, contact Dr. Messaoud Bahoura at 757-823-2672 or email mbahoura@nsu.edu.

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