Discover nanoscale science and engineering applications with hands-on activities at the College of Lake County Nanotechnology Family Festival, being held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on March 13. The event will begin in the CLC Southlake Campus main lobby and include a tour of CLC's nanotechnology labs, located at 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills.
The event is part of a nationwide festival of NanoDays educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). At events, families are invited to explore the impact of nanoscale science on the technology of today and potential for continued innovation in the future.
The local community can experience many of these activities first-hand. Visitors will explore capillary action and non-Newtonian fluids, investigate new nano products and materials and imagine what society might be like if we all wore invisibility cloaks! Other activities include using electricity to make a nickel coin look like a penny and a program about robots and people.
NanoDays celebrations bring together college instructors, university researchers and science educators to create new and unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. NanoDays events combine fun hands-on activities with presentations on current research and demonstrations of the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale.
NISE Net is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering and technology. In the United States, it is led by 14 organizations and includes hundreds of museums and universities.
Preregistration, available at www.clcillinois.edu/STEM , is recommended. For more information, email Jan Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the CLC Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division at (847) 543-2044.