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Media Advisory


NSF PA/M 03-17 - March 21, 2003

High School Students to Discover Tiny Miracles
NSF's Art Ellis is bringing nanotechnology to the students of D.C.'s Banneker High School

In a presentation that reveals the impact of nanotechnology on our daily lives, the National Science Foundation's Art Ellis will be bringing hands-on nanotech exploration to the students of Banneker High School in Washington, D.C.

As part of a celebration of engineering and science and their role in our world, Ellis will demonstrate some of the latest applications in nanotechnology while offering students an opportunity to experiment using "Discovering the Nanoworld" activity kits.

Each kit contains several objects that demonstrate nanotechnology breakthroughs, including a piece of fiber optic cable, a light-emitting diode, and memory metal - metal that can be bent into any shape, but springs back to its original form when dropped in hot water.

The event is open to the press, but pre-registration is required.



Art Ellis, Chemistry Division Director, National Science Foundation


Hands-on demonstration and presentation


Wednesday, March 26, 2003
The presentation begins at 8:50AM
Press should arrive early for setup.


Banneker High School
800 Euclid Street, NW
Room 309
Washington, D.C.
Contact at Banneker High School is Thomas Moore, (202) 673-7322

Please register with Josh Chamot, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, at:, (703) 292-8070. For additional information about the event, please contact Bert Marsh, Deputy Assistant Director for Engineering, NSF, at (703) 292-8301.



National Science Foundation
Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA
Tel: 703-292-8070
FIRS: 800-877-8339 | TDD: 703-292-5090

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