Special Event | October 9 | Memorial Glade
National Nanotechnology Day (#NationalNanoDay) is an annual celebration featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 109 meters.
The Molecular Foundry Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The Molecular Foundry will be hosting a Nano Art competition, with two categories. One category will be for staff and users of the Molecular Foundry, another will be for local schools/classrooms. The Molecular Foundry category will consist of science images that are also art, and the school category will be asking for classrooms to generate a piece of art that describes what they envision the nanoscale world to look like. Winning classrooms will be invited to come tour the Molecular Foundry and see their artwork on display there. Both categories will invite votes from the general public via @molecularfndry (the Molecular Foundrys twitter account).
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA
The CNSI Education team and graduate student volunteers will be conducting hands-on nanoscience demonstrations at four locations on the UCLA campus Janss Terrace, Dickson Plaza South, Inverted Fountain, and Sculpture Garden on the following topics:
- Biopolymers - From Boba to Biology (Janss Terrace)
- Plasmonics & Scattering - Ancient Art from Gold (Dickson Plaza South)
- Superhydrophobic Surfaces - Wash Like a Plant (Inverted Fountain)
- Ferrofluids - Levitating Liquids (Sculpture Garden)