Considering Nanotechnology: Large Societal Impacts of the Very Small
Roger Eardley-Pryor provides a basic introduction to nanotechnology and the impact of UCSB researcher's discoveries in the field.
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Institute of World Culture, 1407 Chapala St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: 17+
Roger Eardley-Pryor, from the UCSB Center for Nanotechnology in Society, will provide a basic introduction to nanotechnology and discuss how social researchers from the Center are investigating factors shaping the potential societal, economic, and environmental impacts of this revolutionary technology. Nanotechnologies are created by manipulating materials at the atomic or molecular level to perform functions that are impossible at larger scales. From breakthroughs in areas such as electronics, water purification, and energy production and storage, to uses in consumer products such as cosmetics and clothing, nanotechnologies are increasingly becoming part of our daily lives. The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara (CNS-UCSB) is a national research and education center that addresses the possible benefits and potential pitfalls for society posed by nanoscale and other emerging technologies. CNS-UCSB researchers are dedicated to understanding the relationship between technological innovation and social change and to advancing an integrative role for the social sciences and the humanities in promoting the development of equitable and sustainable technological innovation around the world. Free. Donations always appreciated. For more information: http://www.worldculture.org
Event posted Jan. 23, 2013
Last updated Feb. 25, 2013