The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium (EKSC), powered by Appalachian Wireless,
is one of only three science centers in Kentucky to host a national festival of educational
programs focused on nanoscale science and engineering on Saturday, March 28 on the
Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC).
NanoDays is a community-based event and is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale
informal science education. It is organized through the Nanoscale Informal Science
Education Network (NISE Net).
We are excited about offering this wonderful program to the people of the Big Sandy
region, said Steve Russo, director of the EKSC. Our event will combine hands-on activities
and well talk about how nanoscientists have played instrumental roles in research.
At the NanoScale (the scale of atoms and molecules), many common materials exhibit
unusual properties. The ability to manipulate matter at this size enables innovations
that werent possible before. Nanotechnology is revolutionizing research and development
in medicine, computing, new materials, food, energy, sports and other areas.
NISE Net is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated
to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science,
engineering, and technology. The NISE Network community in the United States is led
by 12 organizations, and includes hundreds of museums and universities nationwide.
The program, which is free, will be conducted immediately following the 12:30 p.m.
and 2 p.m. planetarium shows.
For more information, contact Russo at (606) 889-4809 or email email@example.com