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March 15, 2007

NANODAY IN NEW YORK 2007 TO BE HELD MARCH 31 AT CCNY

NEW YORK, March 15, 2007 – More than 400 New York City high school students and teachers will convene Saturday, March 31, at The City College of New York (CCNY) for NanoDay in New York, a day-long event to introduce them to the new interdisciplinary fields of Nanoscale Science and Technology. The event is presented by the Columbia University Nanocenter and The City College of New York in collaboration with Barnard College and Rowan University.

Attendees will have an opportunity to explore nanoscale science with some of the country’s top scientists. Guest speakers at the morning session, 9 a.m. – 12 noon, will be:

  • Nobel Laureate (Physics, 1998) Horst Stormer, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Columbia University;
  • Vicki Colvin, Executive Director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology and Professor of Chemistry at Rice University in Houston, and
  • Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” a mechanical engineer by training who has become a well-known television and radio personality.

The afternoon program, 12:45 p.m. – 3 p.m., features a science expo in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall with exhibits and demonstrations from top science programs, museums, laboratories and industry collaborators. Exhibitors and presenters will include GE, Cornell University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Boston Museum of Science.

Additional information is available on the NanoDay 2007 website: http://www.cise.columbia.edu/nsec/outreach/nanoday2007/ or by contacting Diane Beckford at 212-650-6953 or Francisco Monar at 212-854-3266. The Columbia University Nanocenter receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

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