Over its fifty-year history, Earth Science faculty have earned an international reputation as pioneers in contaminant hydrogeology and leaders in outreach through their award-winning Earth Sciences Museum.
The concepts of a quantum vacuum and quantum vacuum fluctuations are still not accepted by everyone. However, a group of researchers including Chris Wilson from the Department of Physics and Astronomy have found further evidence that the two concepts are a reality.
In celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit, the University of Waterloo’s Science Outreach team brought science to life through fun, hands-on activities at Maker Expo.
From electrifying demonstrations such as the Van de Graff generator to creating a cloud in a bottle, the activities inspired youths and adults alike to discover the science behind static electricity and condensation.
Until recently, attaching DNA strands to the surface of gold nanoparticles was slow and incomplete. But a breakthrough finding in 2012 by Waterloo scientists resolved many long-standing questions and paved the way for advances in biosensor technology.