June 24, 2016 – Ann Delaney recently attended the annual meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the University of San Diego. The conference included presentations and symposia on a wide variety of topics, including oceanography, climate change communication (integrating the sciences and humanities), quantum mechanics, the changing role of libraries, psychology, STEM education, set theory, pharmacology and toxicology, as well as many other areas of research.
Delaney presented her poster “Nanomanufacturing Outside the Lab: A Case Study in Academic-Industry Partnerships” and was awarded first place for student presentations and posters in the General and Interdisciplinary section. The project is in collaboration with associate professor Eric Lindquist as part of a National Science Foundation grant focused on scaleable nano-manufacturing. The grant is a partnership between Boise State, Harvard, and Micron.
Delaney also participated in the Scientific Maker Exhibit and Symposium that showcased a number of projects, many made using 3D printing or printers, to further their research and/or as educational tools. Delaney gave a presentation as part of the exhibit on DNA blocks that she had created via 3D printing.