Public Programs

CHN researchers frequently travel schools, science fairs and other events to talk about nanotechnology – as a field, as a science and as a potential career.  The CHN facilities are also open to groups that would like a tour.  The lab at Northeastern’s Kostas Nanomanufacturing Center and the Nanomanufacturing Facilities and Plastics Processing Laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Lowell receive a constant stream of visitors.

The Museum of Science in Boston is one of our most active partners for public programs. The Museum is developing innovative and effective science education experiences to engage public audiences and enhance their understanding of nanoscale science and engineering. They have designed live stage presentations, special events, interactive online exhibits, and multimedia products.  The nano-themed presentations are delivered 100+ times per year on the Museum’s Gordon Current Science & Technology Center stage. Since 2006, these presentations have reached more than 60,000 men, women and children.  For example, the Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show has educated and entertained museum audiences at the Museum as well as on the road with traveling performances at schools and other museums.  The Museum also provides workshops for graduate students and REU students on communicating science to public audiences.