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Dinner Meeting

Hello everyone,

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Dinner Meeting to be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  Dr. Thomas Deits is the featured speaker who will present on Nanotechnology - what's the big deal?

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.  Scientists and engineers have been able to create and manipulate material at a scale a hundred thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair.

Materials created through nanotechnology will have significant impact on almost all industries and all areas of society.  It will offer better built, longer lasting, cleaner, safer, and smarter products for the home, for communications, for medicine, for transportation, for agriculture, and for industry in general.

About the speaker

Dr. Deits received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego in chemistry and history and his Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the University of Washington.  He has since served as a faculty member at MSU where he currently is an adjunct associate professor, as Director of Molecular Biology at MBI International, as Chairperson of the Science Department at Lansing Community College and Program Manager for Nano-Link, an NSF ATE Regional Center for Nanotechnology education.  He is currently working on various STEM education initiatives, including Innovation 5 (

Dinner and Socializing will be from 5 to 6:15 PM.

Program will start at 6:30 PM.

Old Great Wall Restaurant (Private Banquet Room)
4832 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Lansing, Michigan 48917

Click on interactive map. (Not to be confused with the World Buffet Restaurant on the same strip mall, located west of Mall Drive that runs N-S between the 2 restaurants)

Menu Options:
• Buffet $9.65 incl. tax (beverage extra except for hot tea)
• Order individual entrée from the menu

RSVP appreciated by email and/or on our Meetup website to provide an approximate headcount.

We anticipate a good turnout for this meeting. Join us for another evening of discussion and fun, and get acquainted with new members who have joined us in recent months.

Jim Hong, Director
Mid-Michigan Atheists and Humanists
American Atheists Affiliate

"An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An Atheist believes that deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An Atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated."
…….Madalyn Murray O’Hair

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  • dean r.

    Nanotech discussion was great

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Kathy

    This presentation on nanotechnology was entertaining and fascinating. Thank you, Dr. Deits.

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Eva

    Dr. Deits gave a very interesting, informative, and down right entertaining presentation on myriad aspects of nanotechnology, including some of the many applications already in use and possibilities for the future. Dr. Deits was also very generous with his time, staying long after the formal presentation to answer all of our questions. It would be grand if he could return to MMAH and do another presentation on some of the nano-topics he did not have time to cover at this meetup.

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Kevin P.

    Dr. "Nano" Deits was a very engaging speaker on this exciting topic. Thanks Jim for putting on such a great event. It was well worth the drive from Ann Arbor.

    April 28, 2014

  • Joe

    What a great evening. Although the speaker's topic may not have seemed exciting, it was absolutely mind boggling; and the speaker was delightful.

    Thanks for making the arrangements.

    April 27, 2014

  • Regina

    Hope to be there by 6 or 6:30 (April 27).

    April 25, 2014

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