Buff Briefs | CU hosts nanotech symposium in April



CU hosts nanotech symposium in April

CU-Boulder’s Colorado Nanofabrication Laboratory will host a two-day program of talks and activities as part of a nationwide nanoscale science and engineering festival, “NanoDays” 2010. On April 2, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., CU professors will talk on nanotechnology research and infrastructure. On April 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., children and adults are invited to explore a series of interactive, family-oriented activities called “Let’s Experience Nano!” Activities will be geared toward learning about the world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces, and will include the creation of a giant balloon model of a carbon nanotube. Both events will be held at the Discovery Learning Center in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Participants are asked to register at http://cnl.colorado.edu/ nanodays. The Colorado Nanofabrication Laboratory is one of 14 user facilities of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network supported by the National Science Foundation. The newly renovated laboratory opened in January.

Pilot program for LEED test

The CU-Boulder Real Estate Center, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter, started a pilot program on March 10 that aims to help CU students prepare for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate exam. The goal of the LEED program is to help graduates of the center secure positions in the field of sustainable real estate and development. An experienced LEED professional will teach the six-week course. Students receive a copy of the latest LEED study guide, which provides tools and practice exams. Success on the Green Associate exam allows students to become LEED-certified. For more information, visit www.usgbccolorado.org.