In Person and in the Media

Coming to a Venue Near You

COINS senior scientists, grad students, and postdocs present popular talks to a range of audiences on campus and in community-based venues throughout the year.

Past highlights include:

  • East Bay Science Café—Dr. Jeffrey Grossman and a pizza munching audience in lively conversation about nanotechnology and its applications to energy and the environment
  • Explorations in Nanoscale Science & Technology—a daylong nano event at UC Berkeley for 300 Bay Area students and parents featuring talks by COINS professors Arun Majumdar, Seung-Wuk Lee, and Kris Pister as well as Dr. Jeff Grossman and postdoctoral candidate Mark Philbrick
  • Numerous talks to diverse audiences in the San Joaquin Central Valley presented by UC Merced COINS faculty member, Christopher Viney
  • And many more!

It’s Showtime!

COINS has been very successful in garnering media attention in NSE:

  • Nanotechnology Takes Off, a segment of the PBS Quest science series, featured COINS researchers. Since its initial airing, the episode has garnered hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits.
  • Nanotechnology: The Power of Small, a part of the Fred Friendly Seminar series, included Jeff Grossman as a panelist. The show was aired on PBS in May 2008.
  • COINS Postdoc P. Alex Greaney is a “scientist on the spot” at the NSF-funded Science Museum of Minnesota’s Science Buzz website.