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Discover the Unseen: Exploring Science’s Tiny Marvels

ABOUT THIS EVENT Drop by the 1st floor MakerLab at the Durham County Main Library on Saturday, April 20th anytime between 10am - 2pm to explore nanotechnology and pick up […]

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Apr 20

April 20, 2024

10:00 am - 10:00 am

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Collage of four electron micrographs of a US quarter and the edge of an adhesive bandage

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Drop by the 1st floor MakerLab at the Durham County Main Library on Saturday, April 20th anytime between 10am – 2pm to explore nanotechnology and pick up a take-home DNA-themed STEM kit! In this “tiny science” themed NCSciFest Festival event, scientists from Duke University will walk you through activities such as:
Using both light microscopes and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to take a closer look at everyday objects, including yourself
Trying on outfits and gear that cleanroom engineers wear in our STEM photobooth
Patterning paper with UV light to make UV-print paper designs and learning how this is similar to the process scientists use to make computer chips
Learning how 3D printing can be used to make hand-held items of nanoscale structures such as DNA
You will not want to miss this! This is a drop-in event, so registration is not required. This event is free, and will have free take-home DNA STEM kits. The quantity of STEM kits will be limited, and kits will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you have any accessibility questions or accommodation needs, please contact us at Maker_STEAM@dconc.gov. We ask that all requests be made at least 3 business days prior to the event to ensure we can provide the best accommodations possible.
This event is held by Duke University’s Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) in collaboration with the Durham County Library’s Maker + STEAM Team, the Precision Microbiome Engineering NSF Engineering Research Center, and NCSciFest.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Emily Snell
emily.snell@duke.edu