Nanotechnology, which sets out to explore and manipulate reality at the molecular level, is widely recognised as a key technology that will drive economic growth and standards of living in the twenty-first century - but what might its impact be on our lives?
The possible effects of the new science on our health and safety and on the environment is the subject of a free public forum to be held at UWA on Wednesday 18 June, with refreshments from 5.30pm.
Organised by The University of Western Australia, the Australian Office of Nanotechnology and the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, the forum is one of a series around the capital cities designed to engage members of the public and community groups.
Expert speakers include Professor Colin Raston, Centre for Strategic Nanofabrication, UWA; Associate Professor Joe Shapter of the School of Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences at Flinders University and Dr Maxine McCall, Principal Scientist, CSIRO Division of Molecular and Health Technologies, North Ryde.
For more information, visit [email protected] or (+61 2) 6276 1928
WHAT: Free public forum: Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives
WHEN: 6pm - 8pm, Wednesday 18 June
WHERE: MCS Lecture Theatre, Chemical Molecular Sciences, UWA
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716