UW's Fall Open House: Aspiring NanoEngineers get up close and personal with a fly!
On Saturday November 3, 2012, the University of Waterloo was flooded with highschool students for the Fall Open House - checking out some of the programs they will be applying to very soon. I volunteered along with some of my old undergrad classmates, Jasper and Ryan, to help out with the Nanotechnology Engineering Department. As experienced grad students, we were responsible for giving Clean Room and Metrology Suite tours to the young Nano Engineering perspectives. The tour included checking out the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), Microfabrication Clean-Room (through the window only; no bunny suits involved), and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).
As a demonstration we showed off some high-magnification imaging of a common house fly and related it to bio mimicry. It impressed me and I have seen a lot; I am sure the students left in awe.