Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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SHUODAO WANG, ESP Teacher




College: Northwestern University

Major: Department of Mech Engr

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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S43: Size Matters: The Big World of Nano in Splash 2010 (Apr. 03, 2010)
What is nanotechnology? We tend to think of it as something very small. But a micrometer and a picometer are also very small. What’s so special about a nanometer? Why are we so excited about something so tiny anyway? In this class, we will see nanotechnology from the perspectives of many fields - from biology, to chemistry, to physics, to engineering. We will look at some of the reasons that have made the word ‘nano’ so confusing, examine how nanotechnology is already integrating into our daily lives (yes, iPod Nano counts - but not in the way most would expect), and explore the big wide world that is the future of nanotechnology. We will talk briefly about some of the concerns that have been raised about nanotechnology and what scientists are doing to actively address these concerns. Finally, we will do a 20-minute demonstration on a Scanning Electron Microscope and an Atomic Force Microscope to show how scientists are able to see into the nano world!