Past KTU Programs - Kids' Tech University (KTU)
Dr. Marya LiebermanFebruary 27, 2010
“What is the Smallest Thing a Person Can See?”

An interactive session led by Dr. Marya Lieberman



Presentation Slides

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the NDnano Center at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana

Nanotechnology is all about the very smallest structures that nature and people can make. This talk will explore one area of nanotechnology, DNA origami, that uses DNA to build two- and three-dimensional objects. Where do they get the DNA? Is building something out of DNA like building something out of blocks or clay? How do people know what these tiny DNA objects look like if they are too small to see with the naked eye or even with the best microscopes?

Dr. Marya Lieberman is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the NDnano Center at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Dr. Lieberman is the director of the Nano-Bioengineering REU program and her teaching interests include general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, modern spectroscopy, surface and materials chemistry, science literacy, and science policy.

February 2010 - Hands-On Exhibits
After each KTU interactive session the students are escorted by their parents to have lunch and then to the hands-on portion of the event. There the students enjoy the experience of interacting with various exhibits from the Virginia Tech community.

February 2010 - Exhibitors
1. 4-H
2. Air Force
3. Alexander Leonessa
4. ANDRILL flexhibit
5. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
6. Assistive Technologies; SWVATS; VT T/TAC
7. Chris Williams
8. CS2
9. Forestry
10. Garner Lab
11. GenBioOrg
12. Glenda Gillaspy
13. InnovationSpace—Learning Technologies
14. IT Department
15. Jason Adams
16. Kathleen Short
17. Linux & Unix Users Group at Virginia Tech
18. Music, CCTAD
19. Physics Outreach
20. VA Career VIEW
21. Virtual Farm/Forest
22. VT-ARA