10: Nancy Healy - Mr. Whatever-his-name-is made too much meatball sauce

Nancy Healy is the director of education and outreach for the National Science Foundation funded National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI). A recovering micropaleontologist, she oversees activities at the 16 primary NNCI sites around the country. We talk about the educational mission of the NNCI, the public’s evolving perceptions of nanotechnology, and how you’re never too young to be inspired by it. We make sure to cover the usual nano topics, including magic sand, Wil Wheaton, khaki pants, superheros, meatballs, school buses, and ferrofluids. (Recorded on April 19, 2016)