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Chem Expo 2012


Chem Expo 2012


Chem Expo 2012 was a success! Our hands-on demo table hosted everyday applications of nanotechnology, both old and new. The stage presentation emphasized the role of nanotechnology in clothing and household applications in a “Nano Fashion Show.” Volunteers from the audience were invited to model accessories created to connect macro- and nano- behavior. Nanoparticle stained glass and light-emitting diodes were available at our table. Spectroscopy and color were discussed, as well as wave-behavior of light including transmission, absorption, and scattering. The table was manned by volunteers from UCSD. 953 San Diego school children from 28 schools participated in hands-on demonstration tables, watched stage presentations, and talked to scientists.