MEDIA ADVISORY: Gifted high school students learn about the power of the extremely small in Vanderbilt summer camp

Eighteen gifted and talented high school students are spending the week on the Vanderbilt campus learning how nanoscience – the science of the very small – is impacting everything from the formulation of concrete to drug delivery systems.

The nanoscience camp is one of a number of different camps being sponsored by the Vanderbilt Summer Academy. Originally, the organizers at the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering put a limit of only 12 students. But the program proved so popular that they increased the number to 18.

  • WHAT: High school students observing demonstrations on how nanofibers can strengthen concrete; how lasers work; how to make quantum dots, a type of nanoparticle being used in a number of biomedical applications; how to make nanomaterials being used in drug delivery systems.
  • WHERE: Stevenson Center and Featheringill Hall on the Vanderbilt Campus
  • WHEN: Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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