Triangle MRSEC has partnered with the NC Museum of Life and Science (MLS) in Durham to leverage MLS’s projects in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). On March 24, 2012, Triangle MRSEC Fellows and Investigators participated in the MLS NanoDays and reached hundreds of children and adults by presenting Triangle MRSEC relevant experiments. Enabled by native Spanish speakers in the Triangle MRSEC, some experiments were presented in Spanish. The activities found enthusiastic reception by visitors, fellows, and MLS staff alike, and form the foundation for additional outreach activities with MLS.
Nanodays at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham
A major objective of the Triangle MRSEC program in public education is
to provide informal educational opportunities about soft matter and nano materials science to
the broader public. On March 24, 2012, seventeen Triangle MRSEC Fellows participated in the
MLS NanoDays. Triangle MRSEC was able to reach hundreds of children and adults by presenting Triangle MRSEC
relevant experiments from the 2012 NanoDays