“Nanodays 2008” Unveiled at Saint Louis Science Center

April 29, 2008 at 2:10 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A very interesting multi-day celebration of the very small is being launched at the Saint Louis Science Center on April 4th and 5th.  Nanodays is being offered in partnership with several leading research institutions from around the St. Louis region and the mid-west.

What’s larger than an atom but smaller than bacteria?…The world of nanotechnology, and it’s part of our everyday life…from flooring materials to your last visit to your dentist, nanotechnology is entering many areas of our life.  Today’s stain resistant clothing, sunscreen lotions, computers, bicycles, and even our daily vitamins are affected by nanotechnology.

The Saint Louis Science Center is one of more than 100 science centers around the country celebrating this phenomenon in a small way this week with NanoDays.

 

Friday, April 4

12pm – The Infinitesimal Fellow, the Miniscule Man, the Undersized Guy, the Minute Male, the Diminutive Dude, CLEANROOM JOE.

 

Saturday, April 5

12pm – Nanotechnology in Everyday Life

 

Both Days

10am – 3pm – Nano Film Festival, including films by the Science Museum of Minnesota and University of California, San Diego. Every hour on the hour.

10:30am and 2:30pm – A brand new “Amazing Science Demonstration,” created by the Saint Louis Science Center.

9am- 3pm – Hands-on nano educational activities

9am- 3pm – Stimulating presentations and discussions about nano research in the area from:

o        Washington University

o        University of Missouri, Columbia

o        University of Missouri, St. Louis

o        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

NanoDays kicks off several months of important nanotechnology events at the Saint Louis Science Center, continuing in May with two NanoFuture Forums, where civic leaders, scientists and the public will discuss the impact of nanotechnology on the environment.

 

NanoDays is part of the National Science Foundation-funded initiative NISE Net, the Nanotechnology Informal Science Education Network.

 

WHEN:  April 4-5, 2008.  9AM – 3PM

 

About the Saint Louis Science Center

 

The Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the United States, serving 1.2 million visitors annually. Recently named one of America’s most visited museums by Forbes Traveler, the Saint Louis Science Center includes a four-story OMNIMAX Theater, the air-supported EXPLORADOME, the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, and the state-of-the-art Taylor Community Science Resource Center. The goals of the Saint Louis Science Center are to educate, inspire and motivate visitors of all ages and engage the community in public dialogue about science-related issues of the day. For more information about the Saint Louis Science Center and its programs, visit slsc.org

 

For additional information contact Beth Bishop, Saint Louis Science Center, (314) 289-1455

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