The College of Arts & Sciences
presents Nano Awareness Day
October 19, 2012
Lock Haven University’s Arts & Sciences department presents their 6th annual Nanoscience Awareness Day. This year’s speakers will include PhD and MD students who are LHU alumni and currently attend Drexel and Penn State Universities, The Commonwealth Medical College.
What: 6th Annual Nanoscience Awareness Day
When: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:00-8:00p.m.
Where: Lock Haven University’s Ulmer Planetarium, Room 232
Contact: Dr. Jacqueline Whitling, Professor of Chemistry & Director of Global Honors program, 570 484 3045 email@example.com
Nanotechnology (sometimes shortened to "nanotech") is the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally, nanotechnology works with materials, devices, and other structures with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometres.
Nanotechnology is very diverse, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale to direct control of matter on the atomic scale. Nanotechnology entails the application of fields of science as diverse as surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, and micro-fabrication to name a few.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.