Latin School Materials Science Day
On March 13, 2013, 12 students and one teacher from Philadelphia's Latin School visited the Princeton Center for Complex Materials. The 9th and 10th graders came to us from the largely African American all boys charter school in Philadelphia with their teacher Christine Galib. Ms. Galib is a Princeton University alum herself and has been teaching her students about nanotechnology. She saw a talk by PCCM's Professor Michael McAlpine and wanted to hear more and inspire her students about Nano. The students toured the Imaging and Analysis Center with PRISM's Jerry Poirier. They also were guided through the Micro- Nano-Fabrication Lab by MNFL Director Pat Watson and Operations Manager Joe Palmer. The students also walked through the Art of Science exhibit in the Friend Center, still wearing their MNFL cleanroom "bunny suits," and headed on to the Princeton Public Library. Susan Conlon and Martha Perry Liu from the library's Youth Services Team guided them in activities and the Nano! Exhibit (specifically the "Tippy Table" that illustrates sustainability balance). Susan Conlon and PCCM Education Director Dan Steinberg were both trained by NISENet to facilitate the Nano! Exhibit's activities.