Happy National Nanotechnology Day!
Every year, National Nanotechnology Day is celebrated by scientists and educators on Oct. 9 (10-9) and is an extra opportunity for us to celebrate all things “nano.”
Celebrate with us:
- Join an interactive, family-friendly “Live Science” event with Berkeley Lab’s K-12 program
- Vote for your favorite entries in the Annual NanoArt Competition
- Watch Foundry Director Kristin Persson talk nanoscience with four students
Live Science Series on Nanoscience
Staff scientist Ricardo Ruiz and the Foundry communications team, Laurie Chong and Clarissa Bhargava, joined the Lab’s K-12 education team in a Live Science event focused on nanoscience. The event was recorded in case you missed it.
Vote in the Annual NanoArt Competition
The entries are in, and ready to be judged by you! Foundry staff and users have submitted images from their research that bridge the subconscious gap between “science” and “art.” Check out the entries and cast your vote today! Votes will be collected until October 16, with the winners announced on October 19.
Foundry Director Kristin Persson talks nanoscience with four students
As a fun experiment for this year’s festivities, Molecular Foundry Director Kristin Persson accepted a challenge to explain nanoscale engineering at four different levels. She virtually met with four science enthusiasts – a kindergartener, a middle schooler, a high school senior, and a graduate student – to talk about nanoscience.
Persson used her experience as a professor of materials science and engineering, a mentor to dozens of Ph.D. students, a recognized expert in quantum and nanoscale science, and a parent of three kids to tailor the discussion of atomic-scale engineering to each person’s background. Watch the video below to see how she did!