Birck Nanotechnology Center

NanoDays 2013 - Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is NanoDays?
A: NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future.

Q: When is NanoDays?
A: This year's event takes place on April 25-26, 2013. Registered schools, groups and other organizations are encouraged to attend. The Birck Nanotechnology Center will be open for the Central Indiana Girl Scouts on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6-8pm.

Q: Why NanoDays?
A: NanoDays engages people of all ages in learning about this emerging field of science, which holds the promise of developing revolutionary materials and technologies.

Q: Who can attend NanoDays?
A: We invite everyone to attend. While the activities are primarily designed for students (K -12), people of all ages will have the opportunity to learn something new!

Q: Where is NanoDays?
A: This event will take place in Purdue University's Discovery Park and is hosted by the Birck Nanotechnology Center.

Q: How long should I plan to be at NanoDays?
A: That depends on how much you want to do. Generally we ask that guests plan for at least 1 hour for activities. If you attend a Science Café Lecture, they last 30 minutes. We invite everyone to come from 9 am - 1 pm on April 25 and 9 am - 1pm on April 26, 2013 and experience as many activities as they wish and attend a few lectures. An average visit usually lasts for approximately two hours.

Q: Why should I register?
A: Guests (for those in groups of 15 or more) should register to ensure a comprehensive and well-organized experience at NanoDays. For large groups, a tour guide will be assigned to assist your group with all the activities and programs. You can register here!

If you are planning to attend in a group smaller than 15 people, just show up anytime between 9 am -1 pm. This year, due to a high turnout, the best hours to visit will be between 12 pm - 1 pm.

Q: How do I get there and where do I park for NanoDays?
A: Please see our parking page for detailed instructions and directions.

Q: What if it rains during NanoDays?
A: NanoDays is an all-indoor event. Activities are located inside buildings in Discovery Park, so rain or shine, NanoDays will happen!

Q: Who do I contact for more information?
A: Please contact Jaime Turner at (765) 494-3509.

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2013 Sponsors:


Discovery Park
Nano Professor

Deborah Gillaspie and Frederick Sturm

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory AJ's
Nano Professor Chick-Fil-A
Cold Stone Creamery
Mad Mushroom Greyhouse Coffee
Mad Mushroom Olive Garden
Cold Stone Creamery