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CNRE Monthly Seminar-Dr. Dan Bowen from KCNSC-September 14 2021

Shaping Human Future with Nanotechnology Workshop

The “Shaping Human Future with Nanotechnology” Workshop for High School Students was held on August 25, 2020, with twenty-one (21) minority students, four faculty guest speakers, and two graduate student speakers participating. We had 1 student from China, 1 from Nigeria, 1 from Canada, 9 from Washington, DC and 9 from Virginia.

The workshop focused on explaining what nanotechnology is about, its applications now and in the future, and opportunities in the nanotechnology in the University of the District of Columbia and beyond. Presentations and discussions on the field of engineering, nanotechnology and its application, and entrepreneurship were made by the guest speakers led by Professor Pawan Tyagi (Program Director of NSF-CREST CNRE), Dr. Mohammad Reza Shaeri (faculty member), Dr. Bishnu Dahal (Post-Doctoral Scholar), Mr. Sampson Addo (Grant Coordinator), Mr. Andrew Grizzle (Graduate Student) and Ms. Marzieh Savadkoohi (Graduate Student). A video of Joshua Dillard (undergraduate student) sharing his experience about the Engineering course, his internship, and available opportunities, was presented to participants. A quiz of the key items discussed was conducted using Kahoot and Ms. Laura Espuna Santana of James Madison High School, Vienna, Virginia took the first place. The second and third positions were taken by Lois Robertson and Audrey Coreas Chavez, respectively.