OSU's Nanotechnology Camp Shows Students How Small Can Be Great

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 10:01 am
By: News On 6

Chris Howell NewsOn6.com

OKMULGEE---Oklahoma State University is holding their first Nanotechnology Camp this week.

‘Our degree prepares technicians to use the equipment,' said Mike Taylor, Division Chair for Engineering Technologies at OSUIT, ‘and these students will actually help us as a society embrace nanotechnology.'

OSUIT and the State Department of Vocational Technical Education are getting together to offer four camps across the state. The OSUIT camp is the only overnight camp and the fourteen campers will run experiments and get insights into nanotech.

‘Nanotechnology is supposed to be really small stuff that's helping impact us in a big way,' said camper Nate Moss.

They created Nanotech batteries with copper plates, measured the bounce of ball-bearings off a piece of ‘liquid metal', and discussed the various products on the market that are manufactured utilizing nanotechnology.

For more information on the camps, visit OSUIT.edu here