High School Teachers Learn About Nanoscale Control of Wetting
We are always grateful to participate in the “teach-the-teachers” workshop series at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Each workshop gives local high school teachers all the tools they need to introduce nanotechnology labs in their science classrooms. The program is free for educators and relies on volunteers like Omni Nano’s Founder, Dr. Marco Curreli.
Today’s workshop focused on the nanoscale control of wetting, meaning how nanomaterials and nanostructures can keep objects completely dry even when submerged in liquid. Teachers learned hands-on experiments about unwettable, super-hydrophobic materials and took home all the supplies necessary to include the experiment in their classes.
In our own Discover Nanotechnology workshops, we regularly have samples of super-hydrophobic materials. In our experience, these are among the most popular hands-on demonstrations of nanotech available!