Electricity and the smart grid are topics for discussion over the next two days at Purdue.
The Cyber and Energy centers in Discovery Park, along with several colleges on the West Lafayette campus and Purdue University-Calumet, are hosting the workshop covering electricity systems.
Chemical Engineering professor Joe Pekny says special focus will be on the smart grid. He says that involves making computer technology available to consumers, so they may participate in the next generation electric grid.
Hundreds of kindergarten through high school students are expected on the Purdue campus Thursday and Friday.
The nearly 2,000 students and teachers are coming for NanoDays at Discovery Park.
This year’s theme is The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science. Nanotechnology is the ability to measure, manipulate and manufacture objects between one and 100 nanometers in size – that’s a fraction of the diameter of a human hair.