Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Peconic Bay Connects with Girl Scouts
Instead of taking a holiday on Columbus Day, October 8, 30 Girl Scouts from the Mastic/Shirley and Shoreham/Wading River service units came to Brookhaven National Laboratory to explore the nano world, where things are measured between 1-100 nanometers (1 nanometer = 1 billionth of a meter). At the nanoscale, materials behave in different and unexpected ways, which may lead to novel applications in energy, medicine, consumer products, etc.
The girls did hands-on activities under the theme "Nanotechnology - Tiny Things Bring Big Change," offered by the Lab's Office of Educational Programs; they toured the Center for Functional Nanomaterials; and they met and talked with two women scientists at the nanocenter. The highlight of their day was the nano-sized Girl Scout logo revealed by an atomic force microscope.
Peconic Bay Zonta was pleased to co-sponsor the day with Brookhaven Women in Science. We look forward to a notice of the event in "Happenings," a newsletter published by Girl Scouts of Suffolk County.
Enjoy these photos by Roger Stoutenburgh, photographer at Brookhaven Lab.
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