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NUANCE: Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

Career Day for Girls!

On Saturday, February 25th, the NUANCE Center took part in the 46th annual Career Day for Girls. This program, organized by the McCormick School of Engineering and Northwestern’s Society of Women Engineers, offers female students in 6th-12th grade an opportunity to learn more about the different fields of engineering. Undergraduate students led over 300 participants around the university, visiting various labs across campus.

At NUANCE’s EPIC facility, graduate students from the Dravid Group and Lauhon Group offered the young visitors demonstrations on instruments such as an SEM, TEM, and an optical microscope.

Jill Destephano showing the microscope
Jen DiStefano and Will Kellogg show participants the Mantis Optical Microscope.

jen and will with the kids

Akshay Murthy on the SEM
Akshay Murthy presenting the Hitachi S3400N-II SEM
Megan Hill on the SEM
Megan Hill shows SEM imagery
at the SEM (cryo)
Yue Li and Jann Grovogui demonstrate the Hitachi HT-7700 S/TEM (Cryo)

kids on the scope

kids on the scope

exploring the SEM