Nanoscience is the big science of small things. One of the pioneers of nanoscience, Richard Feynman, said: "There is plenty of room at the bottom".
The 3rd UW-W Nanoscience Symposium: Nanoscience Education - Training Tomorrow's Workforce will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 in Upham Hall at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. All UW system students are invited to participate. Teachers from local high schools are also encouraged to participate as well as local businesses. There will be several activities from poster sessions to workshops and a keynote presentation. This event is coming to you through the efforts of Biology (Eric Brown), Chemistry (John Ejnik & Jessica Menke) and Physics (Jalal Nawash). Nanoscience is a multidisciplinary science and requires the input of all these fields and more, and that's why any student from any discipline can get involved.
So, what is nanoscience? It is the science that studies extremely small things around the size of an atom. For example, a human hair is about 100,000 nanometers (nm) in diameter. One nano is equal to one billionth of a measurement. Consider length, a nanometer is billion times smaller than the meter. The importance of nanoscience is that same material behaves and looks different at the nano scale. The physical appearance, interaction, color, and many other important physical, chemical, and biological properties are different.
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