Friday, April 3, 2009


Please join us next Wednesday!

WHAT: Just how small is "nano" anyhow, and why should you care? Is nanotechnology here yet? Could you be using nano products right now without even knowing it?

WHO: Cal Poly faculty Kathy Chen (Materials Engineering) and Jane Lehr (Women's & Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies) and special guest Frank Kusiak. Kusiak is an informal science educator and nanotech outreach specialist at Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science. His background is in instructional design and education via computer gaming and robotics.

WHEN: April 8, 3:30-4:30 pm

WHERE: Kennedy Library Second Floor Cafe Lounge. The Science Cafe is free and open to the public.

HANDS ON! As part of the Café event, on Wednesday morning, Kathy Chen and students in materials engineering will create a hanging, giant model nanotube made out of balloons in the Library, and guide participants in simple demos of nanotechnology during the cafe.