Roanoke Valley Governor’s School Students Explore Real-World Nano Applications
The National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NanoEarth) hosted the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School (RVGS) during their Virginia Tech campus visit. Students enjoyed a morning of nanotechnology discussions, industry speaker presentation, and lightning round tours of the Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory (NCFL). They had an open dialogue with Kevin Dreher, Ph.D. regarding their personal and professional goals. Dreher’s talk followed, where he discussed “Pulmonary In Vitro Toxicity of Copper Carbonate Particles Employed as Outdoor Wood Preservative”. Students had time to ask Dreher and Matt Hull, Ph.D., NCFL Director and Research Professor, questions regarding the speaker session and nanotechnology career opportunities. Before completing a campus tour, they met with the NanoEarth and NCFL team to learn about using nanotechnology instruments for earth and environmental research.