April 24th, 2015 – Nanodays at AIF

The NCSU Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) opened its doors to group of visiting middle- and high-school students and educators on April 24. As part of Nanodays 2015, professors and graduate students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and AIF staff members introduced these guests to state-of-the-art instrumentation used to image materials at the nanometer length scale. A highlight of the afternoon included demonstrations on the extreme resolution scanning electron microscope, focused ion beam and Titan STEM. Coordinated by the NCSU Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, Nanodays annually attracts over 2000 top middle- and high- school science students, educators and parents across North Carolina to learn about cutting-edge nanoscience and nanotechnology research and applications.