High school students get hands-on learning at nano camp

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Some of the youngest members of the community are getting a jump on an up-and-coming field by attending nanotechnology camp.

The tuition-based academic camp is happening at SUNYIT for high school students this week. The outreach director at SUNY is trying to connect the school to the community, as well as stressing the importance of STEM-based learning.

Students are spending a lot of time in the lab.

"It's very dramatic, hands-on activities for them to begin to see how properties of materials are affected by being manipulated at the molecular level, which is what nano is all about," said Elizabeth Rossi, the K-12 outreach director for SUNYIT.

The teens will also take field trips to local engineering companies and are able to ask experts questions about the industry.

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