Materials World Modules

An Inquiry & Design-Based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Program

NanoDays at Northwestern University (Apr. 2009)

Materials World Modules (MWM) and the National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT) sponsored NanoDays™ 2009 on Saturday, April 4 at Northwestern University.

NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. NanoDays activities created unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. Current Northwestern students volunteered to run the activities where almost 50 local teachers, students and parents participated. Mark Hersam, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Chemistry, provided the keynote lecture: Introduction to the Nanoscale.

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Christina Sweeney shows NanoDays participants a simple way she makes her own nanoparticles.
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Liuchuan Tong poses in front of the NanoDays activity he ran during Northwestern University's NanoDays.



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