The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show
Join virtuoso jugglers Dan and Joel as they provide a comic and unforgettable introduction to atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces while juggling everything from baseball bats to potted plants — even while atop seven-foot unicycles! 40 minutes, 2:00 and 4:00 pm; Cahners Theater, Blue Wing, Level 2
Explore Hands-On Nano
Have fun exploring nanoscience concepts with scientists from Harvard University, MIT, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and the University of New Hampshire. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Blue Wing, Lower Level
Special Guest Presentations
Watch live presentations by leading researchers in the field of nanotechnology, and learn how they use nanotechnology to tackle real-world engineering problems.
- 11:30 am — Making Molecular Movies with QSTORM, Karine Thate, Museum of Science
- 12:30 pm — The Nanocanary: Using Living Cells as Sensors, Joel Therrien, UMass Lowell
- 2:30 pm — Playing with Colors at the Nanoscale, Evelyn Hu, Harvard University
Nanotech in Our Lives
Think nanotechnology is limited to the lab? Think again. Try out nanotech-enhanced products already on the market, and learn about the science that makes them work! Exhibitors: Nanocomp Technologies and Raytheon. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Blue Wing, Lower Level
Discover Nano in Nature
Learn about the tiny nanostructures that give beautiful colors to butterfly wings and self-cleaning properties to leaves. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Butterfly Garden, Blue Wing, Level 2
You're the Nanoscientist!
Visit our Hands-On Laboratory to explore nanoscale science and engineering through hands-on activities and learn how nanoscientists are creating new materials and technologies. 1:30 – 3:30 pm; Suit/Cabot Lab, Red Wing, Lower Level
Nano in Computing
Explore how nanotechnology makes our computers run! Tiny nanomagnets help us store information on hard drives and tiny nanoscale transistors make up our computer chips. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Cahners ComputerPlace, Blue Wing, Level 1
Live Animal Show: Geckos!
These amazing animals are examples of "nano in nature"! They have tiny nanoscale features on their feet that help them walk up walls. Find out more about these curious creatures and how engineers get inspiration from nature to create new technologies. 3:30 pm; Shapiro Family Science Live! Stage, Green Wing, Lower Level