Auburn engineering graduate students hosting ‘NanoDays 2016’ April 6 for 2nd-10th graders

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The Auburn University Council of Engineering Graduate Students is gearing up to host NanoDays 2016. The free annual event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, at the Agricultural Heritage Park Pavilion, 620 N. Donahue Dr. in Auburn, and will be open to the community from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

NanoDays engages students in 2nd through 10th grades in education experiments that introduce basic concepts of nanoscience, engineering and technology. Each year, NanoDays takes place in more than 200 locations nationally, including science museums, universities and research centers and is organized by participants in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.

The hands-on experiments will give attendees the opportunity to discover how computer hard drives work; imagine how nanotechnology can change the way we eat; explore the forces of static electricity and more. NanoDays is the largest outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and offers a look into the world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces.

There is no cost to participate in the NanoDays’ activities, but registration is required prior to the event. To register, visit

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