Mission NERD visits Braga Hospital

April 17, 2023

Mission NERD is, once again, out of the laboratory. Researchers from INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory visited the Pediatrics Service and the External Consultation Services of Hospital de Braga and the purpose of this visit was to showcase the world of science and the work developed by our Researchers.

Visitors and family members were able to experience various activities, such as drilling a balloon without popping it, making the hair stay standing, measuring the height in nanometers or even dressing like a nanoscientist. Humanizing knowledge, facilitating the understanding of science, and decoding some concepts of science through simple activities using everyday materials were the main goals of this visit.

Mission NERD aims to decode science to society in a whole new way, create unique experiences, stimulate creativity, enable dialogue and spread scientific knowledge to the community. Our volunteers are committed scientists working at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory that wants to inspire and re-connect people of different realities by using a common ground – the spirit of sharing.