The College of Nanoscale
Science and Engineering ("CNSE") presented its first-ever "Nano
in the Mall" program on November 14, highlighting the role of nanotechnology
in enabling energy efficiency and conservation.
Led by Dr. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik, CNSE Associate Professor of Nanoengineering,
and supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation ("NSF"),
the event featured interactive demonstrations, displays and detailed information
regarding alternative and renewable energy technologies.
Designed to engage members of the community on the importance of promoting
energy efficiency and developing sustainable energy technologies, including
new innovations in areas such as solid state lighting, the program gave visitors
the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities involving LED lighting,
as well as a up-close look at CNSE's research aimed at promoting clean energy
The event took place during CNSE's month-long community and educational outreach
initiative known as NANOvember, part of the CNSE-KeyBank "NEXSTEP"
initiative to promote greater understanding of the region's changing economic
and business environment driven by nanotechnology, with a special emphasis on
children, citizens and community.