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Biomimicry: Lessons from Nature (Zoom Workshop)

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Blue Morpho butterfly by Michal Mrozek on Unsplash

Presenter: Deb Newberry

June 12, 2024

11:00 am to 2:00 pm PACIFIC


The exponential increase in nanotechnology research and equipment had led to a new level of understanding of the world around us. That understanding is resulting in new applications and products.

These include glaucoma detection based on the structure in a butterfly’s wing, shark skin structures applied to airplane wings that reduces air friction and increases fuel efficiency and small stations that pull water out of desert air. The research and multiple applications rely on macro level traditional science concepts as well as phenomena that only occurs at the nanoscale. This workshop will investigate several examples of nature’s applications of nanoscale phenomena and how researchers are applying that knowledge to new products and applications. Education content applicable for integration into traditional science courses will be presented.

Image Credit: Photo by Michal Mrozek on Unsplash


June 12
11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
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