Professor Vazquez-Mena was invited to Dool Elementary in Calexico, CA by the school counselor, Mr. Sammy Gutierrez, and by the Student Service Coordinator of Calexico, Mrs. Hortencia Armendariz, to promote science and engineering to their students. On one of the visits, Professor Vazquez Mena explored science and engineering at the nanoscale. To help give the students perspective of the nanoscale, he coordinated an imaginary trip for the kids to explore the macro scale human organs and nanoscale proteins and DNA. They even looked at the smallest structures of atoms and electrons. On June 6th, Professor Vazquez Mena organized experiments on electrostatics, liquids and chemical reactions for fourth and sixth graders. Students were motivated and engaged on both visits, and we are thankful Professor Vazquez Mena is working to engage our youth in science and engineering.
This is the beginning of an amazing collaboration with the NanoEngineering Department. Thank you, Professor Vazquez Mena, for your contribution!
To learn more about Professor Vazquez Mena's research, visit his website.