Nano Night with Boy Scouts Troop 216
On Thursday evening, February 24th, 2022, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) hosted a group of local Boy Scouts accompanied by a few of their parents and Troop 216 leaders. Nano Night, a new outreach activity at the JSNN, was organized by Dr. Kristen Dellinger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nanoengineering, who made a brief oral presentation with an overview of the world of nanotechnology. In addition, she led a group of JSNN volunteers carrying out a handful of demonstrations and hands-on experiments for those in attendance, including a discussion of thin films, an outline of the physics and mathematics of a pendulum wave generator, and an introduction to the chemical elements and the periodic table. The evening concluded with a guided tour of JSNN’s state-of-the-art facilities and the hope that additional groups of Boy (and Girl…!) Scouts from the Triad region will visit us in the near future.
TROOP 216 VISITORS IN JSNN’S ATRIUM (PHOTO COURTESY OF MS. ALLISON WEAVIL, SENIC PROGRAM MANAGER).
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) is an academic collaboration between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) and The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNC Greensboro). A $56.3 million, 105,000 square foot state-of-the-art science and engineering research facility, JSNN builds on the strengths of each institution to offer innovative, transdisciplinary graduate programs in emerging areas of nanoscience and nanoengineering.