Auburn University’s 2017 NanoDays set for March 29

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The Auburn University Council of Engineering Graduate Students is hosting NanoDays 2017 on Wednesday, March 29. The annual event will take place at the Agricultural Heritage Park Pavilion, 620 S. Donahue Dr., Auburn, and will be open to the community from 5-7 p.m. Admission is free.

NanoDays is a nationwide celebration of scientific educational programs at the nanoscale level. The event is designed to engage students from second through 10th grade in experiments that introduce basic concepts of nanoscience, engineering and technology. Hands-on activities will allow participants to discover how computer hard drives work; imagine how nanotechnology can change the way we eat; explore the forces of static electricity and more.

Each year, the event takes place in more than 250 locations across the country including science museums, universities and research centers and is organized by participants in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.

Registration is required prior to the event.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.