NC State Holds NanoDays 2009 for K-12 Students Across North Carolina

North Carolina State University is holding its 7th annual NanoDays, a statewide event designed to open the world of nanoscale science and nanotechnology to citizens, teachers and K-12 students, on Friday, April 24, on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Participants will experience hands-on nano activities – such as making “nano” ice cream, trying products such as nano sunscreen and nano stain-free clothes, touring laboratories, and meeting with scientists and engineers currently conducting nanoscience and nanotechnology research.

NanoDays partners include NC State Nano Initiative, NC Science Olympiad, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC Museum of Life and Sciences, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and the Nanotechnology Informal Science Education Network. Last year’s event drew more than 1,500 students; this year attendance is expected to double.

Media is invited to cover the event. Nanodays will begin with demonstrations in the atrium of Engineering Building I followed by nanotechnology lab tours being held across Centennial Campus. Parking is available in the Partners Way Parking Deck.

Note to Media: Onsite media support will be available. Please contact Kylie Cafiero at 703/400-0173 to coordinate interviews.

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