Nanoscience Club

The Nanoscience Club debuted at College Royal 2009.

Second Place Prize RibbonCollege Royal is a student-run open house held each March at the University of Guelph. This event has been running for 85 years on campus. Students set up exhibits and displays highlighting aspects of the various disciplines. There are also shows such as the Chemistry Magic show, dog and cat shows, etc.

The Nanoscience Club made their debut at College Royal 2009. The club, made up of all first year students put together posters, and other display materials to show the public what nanoscience is about. There was also interactive activities and demonstrations.

The Nanoscience Club received second place for exhibits within the College of Physical and Engineering Science.

Below is a brief description of each poster. 

Poster Image Poster Description
DNA DNA Nanotechnology: The Ethics of Nanotechnology highlights the ethical aspects of developing new technology. By Carley Miki.
Image of brain Small thing will cure beautiful minds discusses treatments for neurological disorders involving nanoscience and nanotechnology. By Isdin Oke.
Nanogold Nanogold and Cancer Treatment outlines a technique for treating cancerous tumours with nanoscale gold particles.
depiction of sun Nanoscience Reaches for the Sun describes how nanoscience can help harness the benefits of the sun. By Robin White
Small A “small” application of Nanoscience outlines the use of Buckminsterfullerene for the production of the Hydrogen Fuel Cell. By Ryan Ouellette
ferro fluid Ferrofluids gives an overview of what ferrofluids are as well as some of their uses.
Young student creating 'stained glass' with nanoscale silver and gold solutions
Visitor using using nanoscale silver and gold
solutions to make "stained glass"

Visitors were invited to create a “stained glass” piece using nanoscale silver and gold solutions. Templates were made on transparency film and outlined in liquid lead. Red and purple solutions of nano-gold particles and a yellow nano-silver solution were used to create the stained glass effect.

Nanoscale silver and gold were traditionally used to make yellow and red glass respectively. The nanoscale particles not only gave the glass interesting colours but researchers have recently discovered that the nanoscale particles helped improve air quality in old buildings

Try these recipes for the nanoscale gold and silver particles.

 

The nanoscience students showed off their many diverse talents by creating a carbon nanotube from balloons.
The nanoscience students showed off their
many diverse talents by creating a carbon
nanotube from balloons.
 Nano club members entertained younger visitors by providing them with balloons in various shapes and sizes.
They also entertained younger visitors by
providing them with balloons in various
shapes and sizes.