PCCM Nano and Materials Science at the Princeton Public Library
Nano - Imagine and discover a world you can't see! at the Princeton Public Library is a new engaging exhibition for family audiences about nanoscale science, technology, and engineering (nano). On Saturday October 20, 2012, the Nano Mini-Exhibit will open to the public at the Princeton Public Library. Join scientists and engineers from Princeton University’s NSF-funded research center Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) to imagine and discover the nanoscale world- a world so tiny it's too small to see! This 400-square foot exhibition includes hands-on, interactive exhibits that invite exploration of nano phenomena and real world applications and implications. PCCM scientists and engineers will lead activities at events throughout the year in conjunction with the exhibit. This exhibit is brought to Princeton by the PCCM in partnership with the Princeton Public Library and the NJ State Museum.
At the Small, Smaller, Nano exhibit, you can play with magnets to explore how material behaves differently at different sizes. At the Build a Giant Carbon Nanotube exhibit you can use foam construction pieces to make a large model of a tiny structure called a carbon nanotube. There are plenty of examples of nano in nature, technology, and your own home. Where Can You Find Nano? lets you listen, look, and touch to discover nano all around you. At Balance Our Nano Future, a variety of blocks represents the challenge of trying to create a stable nano world - can you balance all the blocks on the tippy table? Throughout the exhibition, interactive panels provide information on tiny solutions for big problems, exciting technologies inspired by nature, and different perspectives on nanotechnology. The Nano exhibit ion includes a seating area with comfortable furniture and additional reading material about this import ant topic.
Visit whatisnano.org for more information via digital media, video, podcasts, and more! An audio description for blind and low vision museum visitors is available at whatisnano.org/ad, which may be downloaded at any time.
Nano is produced by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). PCCM and all its Educational Outreach Programs are funded by the National Science Foundation and Princeton University.