Explore UT 2012 – “The Biggest Open House in Texas.” The University of Texas at Austin, Saturday, March 3, 2012 11am-5pm

The Center for Nano-and Molecular Science at the University of Texas at Austin invites you to participate in the 13th Annual Explore UT. The event is free and everyone is welcome. 

Come check out the nano-scale and participate in nanoscience and technology on March 3, 2012 at the Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology Building (FNT) located between Speedway and 24th Street, behind the Norman Hackerman Building (NHB). Activities include:

 

 

 

 

Nano Goes Long (and Squishy)-  Hands-On Polymer Science
Location: FNT (Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology) North Parking Lot
11 am-3:40 pm 

Have some goopy fun with lo-o-o-ng molecules—polymers. Use water-sensitive polymers to make your own snow in Texas.

Cleanroom Experience
Location: FNT (Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology) cleanroom 4.106
11 am-3:40 pm

Put on a bunny suit and experience what is required to enter a cleanroom. View specialized equipment used to fabricate very small devices and structures.

Ants and Giants
Location: FNT (Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology) 3.110
11 am-3:40 pm
See an operating electron microscope and learn how small a nanometer is. Watch scientists use tiny robot arms to move and cut nano wires. 

Nano Playground
Location: FNT (Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology) 1.104
11 am-3:40 pm 

What does an eyelash look like blown up 2,000 times? How tall are you in nanometers? What does nanotechnology hold for the future? What effect does nanotechnology have on my life right now? Find out answers to these at the Nano Playground.

Nano at Home
Location: FNT (Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology) North Parking Lot
11 am-3:40 pm
Learn how even everyday items can have nanoscale structures and how these small structures affect the properties of those items.

For more information on Explore UT 2012 click here