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STEM Learning Opportunity for Grades 4-8  

RPI nanotech event at WJSHS designed to spark interest in science, engineering, math

 

 Grades 4-8 students and their families are invited to learn about nanotechnology using simple materials to solve fun engineering challenges at a special event on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) students will present nanoscience demonstrations and discuss nanotechnology and the variety of ways that it is applied in cell phones, video games, medical treatments and alternative energy, to name a few examples.

Nanotechnology in its simplest terms the study and application of really tiny things is one of the most exciting and rapidly-growing areas of science and technology today. According to the National Science Foundation, nanotechnology jobs will require expertise ranging from two-year associate degrees to doctoral degrees.

Parents and students are encouraged to register for this event to reserve your spot! This FREE event is sponsored by RPI.

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Schedule

bullet graphic9:00 a.m. check-in, light breakfast and Nanoscience Demos

bullet graphic10:00 a.m.  Nanotechnology session I

bullet graphic11:00 a.m.  Nanotechnology session II

bullet graphic12:00-12:15 p.m. Recap — Was it fun?