Dozens of high schoolers attend VT’s NanoCamp


BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Tech College of Science recently held their eighth annual NanoCamp which brought 45 high school students to campus to learn about nanoscience and nanomedicine.

Students from Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina and West Virginia carried out experiments with gold nanoparticles, built buckyball models, toured labs at the Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Lab at the Corporate Research Center, held a “100 billion nanometer dash” on the Drillfield and much more regarding career potentials in nanoscience, science and engineering from Virginia Tech faculty and researchers.

Organizers of the event in the College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science, have called the fields of nanoscience and nanomedicine one of the fastest-growing industries in science today. Virginia Tech is one of two universities in the country to host such an undergraduate program.

The program continues to see students’ interest grow. When the camp first started eight years ago, only 11 students attended.

The camp was held from August 7 through August 9.

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