Saturday, February 18, 2012

U.Va’s NExT Club heads to DC for NNI booth

February 18, 2012

U Va’s Nano and Emerging Technologies (NExT) Club teamed up with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to present nanotechnology demonstrations during the Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The NNI booth was one of 30 exhibits exploring all aspects of engineering as part of Engineers Week. The event was sponsored by National Engineers Week Foundation, IEEE-USA, Northrop Grumman Foundation and ASME. NextTech Junior Chapter Member and nanoSTAR Student Programs Coordinator also lent a hand to explain nanotechnology to the event’s estimated 10,000+ attendees.

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The UVa volunteers have since been featured on the NNI website as shown above. Pictured left to right:

Peter Miller, 4th year Mechanical Engineering, NExT Secretary
Maria Campa, 4th year Engineering Science- Nanomedicine, NExT President
Ankit Javia, 4th year Mechanical Engineering, NExT Treasurer
Sierra Richardson, Student Programs Coordinator, nanoSTAR Institute
Stephen Kelley, 2nd year Electrical Engineering
Porter Friedersdorf, Sophomore at Albemarle High School and member of
Albemarle High School NextTech Junior Chapter
Michael Tanes, 4th year Biomedical Engineering, NExT High School Outreach Chair