Project NANO Showcase highlights projects by middle school students
Middle schools in the Tri-Cities area recently got the chance to present nanotechnology-related projects during Project NANO Showcase at The REACH. The Showcase is an event sponsored by the special outreach partnership between Heritage University in Toppenish, Heritage University at CBC as well as the Kennewick, Richland and Pasco School Districts. Research posters presented by several teams at the May 23 event in Richland, Wash. covered many aspects of nanotechnology.
The projects and their presenters included:
Charged with Pollen
Marie Curie STEM Elementary
Our Guinea Pigs Are Gone! A Forensic Mystery
Captain Gray STEM Elementary
Nanoethics: Just Because We Can, Should We?
Barbara McClintock STEM Elementary
Chief Joseph Middle School
Dr. Bob Kao of Heritage University said every research team performed at an outstanding level. Participating teachers received a Foldscope microscope and kit for their classes as well as a free three-month subscription to Journal of Visualized Experiments, which was funded by a recent science education grant from the nationally and internationally recognized Society for Developmental Biology.