NanoDays Science Café to look at bed bugs, nanotechnology

Nina Jenkins and Matt Thomas of Penn State's entomology department will host the NanoDays Science Café from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Zola New World Bistro, 324 W. College Ave., State College, Pa.

The talk will center on bed bugs and the insects' ties to nanotechnology. All are invited to hear how attacking important global challenges, like eradicating malaria, yields answers to more local concerns, possibly preventing a chance encounter with those pesky bed bugs.

Attendees will explore hands-on, interactive, small-scale science activities and learn about nano-related consumer products. A selection of hors d'oeuvres will be served during the NanoDays presentation. Special, early dinner seating is available to NanoDays Science Café attendees.

NanoDays at Penn State is sponsored by the Center for Nanoscale Science in partnership with the National Center for Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge, Center for Science and the Schools, National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network and Advanced Self-powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technology.

For reservations at Zola New World Bistro, call 814-237-8474 or go to (Mention the "NanoDays Science Café.")

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Last Updated April 09, 2013