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Friday, 06 March 2015

A group of teachers visits UAB and ICN2 to get in touch with Nanotechnology

In a way to bring education and nanotechnology closer, a group of teachers has recently visited part of Autonomous University Campus and ICN2 facilities. They also attended a talk by Prof Jordi Pascual and an experimental demonstration of easy nanoscience.

School teachers from Valles Occidental visited on March 3 the Campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) to update their knowledge about Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. After an exciting talk by Prof Jordi Pascual, from the UAB Physics Department and former Director of ICN (now ICN2), the teachers shared some time visiting facilities around the Campus.

ICN2 offered to the visitors a tour through the Microscopy facilities, guided by Belen Ballesteros, Coordinator of the ICN2 Microscopy Division, and Marcos Rosado, microscopy technician. To finish the visit, members of ICN2 Marketing and Communication Department showed them four experimental demonstrations about phenomena that take place at the nanoscale. The experiments were presented in a simple way so that teachers can develop them easily in the classroom, also proposing questions and debate lines to talk with the students. All these experiments and others are being set out in a NanoKit which has the aim to introduce nanoscience and nanotechnology in the schools.