ESP Biography

DANIELLA DURAN, Education/Outreach Program Manager - nano@stanford

Major: SNF

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Daniella Duran is the Education and Outreach Program Manager with nano@stanford. She earned her B.S. in Psychobiology at UCLA and M.S. in Education at Stanford. Before coming to Stanford, Daniella was a Nanoscience and Chemistry Teacher for 24 years at public high schools throughout California. Daniella was also an active collaborator and researcher at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at both UCLA and UCSB facilitating teacher professional development and utilizing the cleanroom for multiple projects. She is passionate about embedding nanotechnology into the community at large and K14 education. Daniella enjoys learning about how new research can improve the human experience and contribute to a more sustainable world.

Past Classes

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E7780: Materials Gone Wrong! in Splash Fall 2022 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2022)
This course will explore Materials Science Engineering and Nanotechnology concepts using one of the coolest chemicals on campus- liquid nitrogen! Students should come prepared for several interactive science demos as we explore what it means to be a Materials Scientist, how engineers design and create new materials atom by atom, and what happens when you freeze materials to very, very, very cold temperatures.

E7676: Got Nature? Biomimicry Does! in Splash Virtual Fall 2021 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2021)
Scientists and engineers are tackling pressing problems in our world from clean water, disease detection, to more efficient batteries. Who better to look toward than nature for answers? This class explores biomimicry concepts that inspire new materials and the nanotechnology tools needed to build and characterize them. Come join us for a deep dive into superhydrophobicity and remote use of a Scanning Electron Microscope!