From Oct 10 to 14, more than 60 PRISMS students watched the virtual and in-person NanoDay presentations given by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Organized by the Singh Center of Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania, the NanoDay@Penn is an annual event for middle and high school students in the local community to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future.
Students from AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Research, Physics Research, and Environment & Sustainability Research Labs at PRISMS participated in the presentations listed below. They actively participated, asked great questions, and even posed possible solutions. There was a lot of energy here during the week when the series of presentations were taking place, especially during the in-person presentation and demonstration given by Ms. Marley Downes and Ms. Jamie Banks from Prof. Yuri Gogotsi’s Lab at Drexel University. Students were amazed by the remarkably cool properties of MXenes, and excited to take part in the demonstrations, observing the MXene thin film, measuring the weight, and testing its conductivity.
Presentation 1 - Virtual
10:00-10:40 AM, Tuesday, Oct 11
Topic: Quantum Dots and QD-based Devices: Nanotechnology Enabled by Chemistry
Presented by Dr. Pat Watson (Penn)
Presentation 2 - Virtual
11:00-11:30 AM, Wednesday, Oct 12
Topic: 3D Printing at the Nanoscale
Presented by Dr. David Jones (Penn)
Presentation 3 - In-person, Chem Lab @ PRISMS
1:00-1:40 PM, Wednesday, Oct 12
Topic: The Fascinating World of Two-Dimensional Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes)
Presented by Ms. Marley Downes and Ms. Jamie Banks from Yuri Gogotsi Lab (Drexel)
Presentation 4 - Virtual
10:00-10:30 AM, Friday, Oct 14
Topic: Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
Presented by Mr. Kyle Matthews from Yuri Gogotsi Lab (Drexel)
These presentations were coordinated by PRISMS faculty, Dr. Steven Chen, Dr. Weijing Wang, and Dr. Randy Weintraub.
The NanoDay@Penn 2022 was organized and coordinated by Dr. Gyuseok Kim from the Singh Center of Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania. More information about the NanoDay@Penn 2022 could be found at https://www.nano.upenn.edu/nanoday.