Nano Quakers

Nano Masters student group photo
August 2019: Incoming students with some of the senior students after New Student Orientation.

Penn Engineering's Nano-MSE Program's Nano Quakers (NanoQ) is run by the current Nano-MSE students. Each year, the group organizes events that help students build community, amass resources, recreate and connect with each other during their time at Penn. On this page, students can find out more about events and activities hosted by NanoQ.

Upcoming Events

Weekly Plenty of Room at the Table remote "coffee" hour. Please contact the NanoQ organizers or look for student listserv reminders for connection details.

Past Events

Nano Night
September 8, 2020
7 pm – 8 pm, Philadelphia time

The first week of classes can be taxing. We know the feeling. To help students catch a breather and relax we plan to hold a virtual welcome party for current and new students alike. We will have some fun icebreakers and events planned to help you relax and connect with your fellow Nano Quakers.

Notes: Information to connect to the event will be sent out over the Nano Student Listserv.

Movie Night
August 15, 2020

The epidemic of the past several months has separated us geographically; however, the bond between Nano Quakers has been tightened wherever and whenever through the internet. We are committed to enriching the experience of this special period.

Scene from "Boy" the movie

Boy (Director: Taika Waititi)
Read more about the movie and event here.


Nano Highlight

Nano-MSE student Sklyer Palatnick designed this CAD rendering of a cube-sat for his nano-fluidics class.

3D rendering of a cube-sat, or compact satellite
A 3D rendering of a cube-sat, or compact satellite, with a cold gas microthruster propulsion system. These systems are designed using MEMS and microfluidics technology, and can effectively propel and direct small space-crafts with minimal added bulk. Copyright © 2019 by Skyler Palatnick

Previous Highlight

Guess which image was generated at Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology in this recent press release from the National Science Foundation?