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Exploring the Ultra Small

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July 22, 2018

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All-Day Activities

Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials where researchers probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter! Build a model of a molecule, try out Virtual Nano Reality, see our world class clean room!

* Must attend introduction in Berkner Hall Room B for bus ticket; last facility visit begins at 3 pm.

Nanoscience Fun

All day in Berkner Hall Room D.

Ages 5+

Hands-on activities about science and technology at the nanoscale.


Bus from Berkner Hall

Walk from Berkner Hall

Scheduled Activities

The Magic of Chemistry (Show)

Berkner Hall Auditorium

12:00 pm • 1:30 pm • 3:00 pm

1 hour, All ages
Magic tricks and circus skills help explain atoms, molecules, the elements, compounds, solutions, magnetism, and static electricity in a fun, live show.

Doors open 15 minutes before show time. Be sure to arrive early as the auditorium fills quickly.

How Does a Scientist See Nanomaterials? (Talk)

Hamilton Seminar Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 555)

1:00 pm • 3:00 pm

45 minutes, Ages 8+

Join Dr. Mark Hybertsen as he discusses how nanoscientists see materials in new and special ways.

Gates open 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Visitors over the age of 16 must show photo ID.
Check in at Berkner Hall. | Cafeteria open 11:00 am – 3:00 pm