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

by Jun. 29, 2010, 10:00 AM

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.