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National NanoDays 2014

CNSE and National 'NanoDays' 2014

The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) partnered with a host of organizations across New York State to present a unique series of events and activities as part of the national celebration of “NanoDays 2014,” which took place from March 29 to April 6.

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National "NanoDays" 2014

At each location, children and families had the opportunity to receive an up-close look at the exciting world of nanotechnology. Program participants experienced hands-on activities and engaging demonstrations.

Saturday, March 29

NanoDays Celebration at the CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CNSE CMOST)
250 Jordan Road (in Rensselaer Technology Park), Troy
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CNSE CMOST staff & faculty and staff from the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE) led presentations, experiments and demonstrations throughout the day that explored different topics and concepts in nanotechnology. 

Tuesday, April 1

Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region Schenectady Site
962 Albany Street, Schenectady
3 to 5 p.m.

Carter Street Community Center
500 Carter Street, Rochester
4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2

Parkway Recreation Center
220 Memorial Parkway, Utica
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 3

Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region
15 Trinity Place, Albany
3 to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 4

Hope 7 Community Center
596 Pawling Ave, Troy
3 to 5 p.m.

NanoDays Activities: At each location, children and families explored a variety of hands-on activities, including:

  • Exploring Size—Measure Yourself
  • Exploring Materials—Memory Metal
  • Exploring Materials—Ferrofluid
  • Exploring Materials—Oobleck
  • Exploring Materials—Polymer
  • Exploring Products—Computer Hard Drives
  • Exploring Properties—Capillary Action
  • Exploring Properties—Invisibility
  • Exploring Properties—UV Beads

NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. NanoDays events are organized by participants in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) and take place at over 200 science museums, research centers, and universities across the country from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. NanoDays engages people of all ages in learning about this emerging field of science, which holds the promise of developing revolutionary materials and technologies.