Open from June 15, 2013 to May 10, 2014 at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology. Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation.
It focuses on the basics of nanoscience, real world applications of nano, and the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.
The Nano exhibit will be on display in the museum's Suzanne M. Lacy Education Center and was developed with funding from the National Science Foundation.
- Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
- Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
- Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
- Nanotechnologies have costs, risks, and benefits that affect our lives in ways we cannot always predict.