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NanoDays in Capital Region this week

SCHENECTADY -- SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is among those participating in national "NanoDays" this week.

Here's a list of programs, events and activities being offered:

Today -11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street
Children will peer into the world of bacteria with help from CNSE students and Dr. J. Andres Melendez, CNSE Associate Head of the Nanobioscience Constellation and Professor of Nanobioscience. As part of the experience, they will be able to make their own molecular motor before watching it swim.

Wednesday - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Avenue
Members of CNSE's E2TAC will teach children and families about fuel cells, solar energy, and photovoltaic panels by using model fuel-cell cars and experimenting with working photovoltaic panels, which will power small items such as a calculator, small fan, or a radio.
Thursday- 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region
20 Trinity Place, Albany
Members of the CNSE Nanobioscience team will lead activities as children examine current and future applications of nanotechnology in medicine, using a life-sized model of a human torso to conduct nanomedicine demonstrations and medical equipment to demonstrate current and potential applications of nanotechnology in medical practice.
Friday - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Troy Public Library
100 Second Street
CNSE students will teach children about polymers and their role in nanotechnology. As part of this engaging activity, attendees will build a polymer chain to take home with them.
Saturday- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
'NanoDays' Celebration at the CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CNSE CMOST)
250 Jordan Road (in Rensselaer Technology Park), Troy
Join CNSE and CNSE CMOST faculty and staff for an exploration of all things nanotechnology. Children will be able to learn from engaging presentations, experiments, and demonstrations throughout the day that explore different topics and concepts in nanotechnology.
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