Nano-tech at Troy museum | Parents & kids
TROY - The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy to share the excitement of nanotechnology with children, as CNSE kicks off a weeklong series of events and activities as part of “National NanoDays 2012,” a national effort to raise awareness of the small science that’s having a big impact in today’s society.
On Saturday, March 24 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., “future nanoscientists” will receive an educational and entertaining introduction to nanotechnology through a number of highly engaging and visual experiments. Children will be able to explore DNA structures by creating a necklace of wheat germ DNA, make “gummy capsules” that demonstrate self-assembled polymer spheres, and participate in a variety of activities to encourage students to pursue educational and career opportunities in the fast-growing nanotechnology sector in the Capital Region and across New York state.
CNSE faculty, researchers, and staff have created a full week of activities in partnership with CMOST, the Albany Boys and Girls Clubs, the Capital District YMCA’s Black and Latino Achievers Group, and the Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium.