Outreach

Every year, Northwestern University hosts an event known as All Scout Nano Day where Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, members of Venturing Crews, and their leaders come to learn about nanotechnology. The scouts present research projects, tour labs, and participate in a variety of activities that demonstrate why small science is such a big deal. To date, the event has attracted over 1000 participants. The photos below were taken during the 11th annual All Scout Nano Day held on Saturday, March 2nd 2013.

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  • Professor Richard Van Duyne

    Additional Information

    Discoverer of Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (1977)
    Inventor of Nanosphere Lithography (1995) & Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy (2000)

  • Group Members

    Professor Van Duyne has, in his career to date, advised a total of 87 graduate students and 47 postdoctoral fellows. Every year, Professor Van Duyne gives a talk to introduce new graduate students to our research. The 2017 seminar slides are available here.

  • News

    Professor Van Duyne was recently named a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct "high risk, high payoff" basic scientific research. Read more here