Celebrating NanoDays

By Erika Mahoney

April 7, 2013 Updated Apr 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Kids of all ages spent Saturday afternoon learning about nanoscience at the Roberson Museum.

In celebration of a nationwide festival called NanoDays, which takes place between March 30 and April 7, Binghamton University is hosting three different workshops.

Saturday's workshop at the Roberson featured theater demonstrations.

"What we are doing is bringing nanotechnology to kids of all ages," Binghamton University student Bryan Trimm said. "It allows them to get a hands on approach to what nanotechnology is."

According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, nanotechnology is defined as the understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale.

The university's third event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Oakdale Mall.

There will be a "Nanobots Station" so kids can get a hands-on look at the science and be able design and build a nanorobot.

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