Each year, the CNF K-12 Outreach program engages over 500 youth and their families. They come to hear about nanoscience and nanoengineering. Teachers bring classes to inspire their students to consider science careers. The CNF visits places like the Sciencenter to show off cool nanoscale phenomena.
Ambassadors supply enthusiasm, vitality, and the fresh face of a scientist/engineer. CNF provides the demo and the interested kids/public. And there are also opportunities for Ambassadors to create new activities with high school and middle school science teachers.
The CNF K-12 Outreach Program is a win-win. CNF reaches more people, especially youth; and the CNF Ambassadors have a great outlet for sharing their love of science. It also provides valuable experience for CVs.