February is Nanomonth at the Museum of Life and Science

Head out to Durham, NC this month to visit the Museum of Life and Science! This month nano will be featured in multiple ways. The Nano exhibit introduces the basics of nanoscience and its real-world applications.

The show “Nanostructures: Nature vs Engineering” features images of nanoscale structures from RTNN faculty member Dr. Chih-Hao Chang, associate professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State University.

The Lab has hands-on nano-activities. Each week new topics will be featured. Join us in The Lab on Saturday, March 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm to test drive our new desktop SEM. We will have a variety of samples to view.

Nanoengineering: Tiny Things
February 5 – 10

Nano and Nature: Animals
February 12 – 17

Nano and Nature: Plants
February 29 – 24

Nano and You
February 26 – March 3

And, every Saturday, local nano-scientists and -engineers will be in The Lab to uncover how nanotechnologies are made, studied, and used.

For more information, visit the Museum’s Nanomonth website.

RTP 180°, Nanotechnology

Come hear from three RTNN faculty members at the next RTP 180° event: Tori Miller (NC State), Daphne Klotsa (UNC), and Claudia Gunsch (Duke). At RTP 180°, speakers from our triangle universities, local companies, and the community at-large take the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. Come join us and partake of free beer and smarts — the show starts at 6:00 pm, but doors open at 5:00 pm if you want to come test the (always local) taps.

November’s RTP 180 topic is Nanotechnology. An entire world exists all around us at the tiniest level. Now more than ever before, we can harness technologies and research to functionally operate at what was once such an unimaginable scale. Join us as we explore some of the applications of nanotechnology here in the Triangle and beyond. So grab your carbon nanotube (ok… you can’t actually do that) and be a part of one of the most miniscule RTP180 topics ever.

The event is free but you must register.

RTP 180° | The Sum of the Triangle