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Discover the Unseen: Exploring Science’s Tiny Marvels

Discover the Unseen: Exploring Science’s Tiny Marvels
Saturday, April 20, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Drop by the 1st floor MakerLab at the Durham County Main Library on Saturday, April 20th anytime between 10am - 2pm to explore nanotechnology and pick up a take-home DNA-themed STEM kit! In this "tiny science" themed NCSciFest Festival event, scientists from Duke University will walk you through activities such as:

Using both light microscopes and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to take a closer look at everyday objects, including yourself

Trying on outfits and gear that cleanroom engineers wear in our STEM photobooth

Patterning paper with UV light to make UV-print paper designs and learning how this is similar to the process scientists use to make computer chips

Learning how 3D printing can be used to make hand-held items of nanoscale structures such as DNA

You will not want to miss this! This is a drop-in event, so registration is not required. This event is free, and will have free take-home DNA STEM kits. The quantity of STEM kits will be limited, and kits will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you have any accessibility questions or accommodation needs, please contact us at We ask that all requests be made at least 3 business days prior to the event to ensure we can provide the best accommodations possible.

This event is held by Duke University's Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) in collaboration with the Durham County Library's Maker + STEAM Team, the Precision Microbiome Engineering NSF Engineering Research Center, and NCSciFest.

Emily Snell

Contact: Emily Snell