Dr. Hunter McDaniel will speak about Quantum Dots this evening at a special ScienceFest Science On Tap. Courtesy photo
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for a special ScienceFest edition of Science On Tap. This event will take place on Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. at projectY cowork and will feature a conversation with Dr. Hunter McDaniel, founder and CEO of UbiQD.
“Our story is about leveraging nanotechnology for sustainability, licensed out of world- class research institutions like Los Alamos National Lab and M.I.T. targeting big, fast growing market opportunities,” said McDaniel. “We use nanotechnology to make plants grow faster. Growers know that the late summer often provides the best crop outcomes, and UbiGro simulates the late summer sun year round.”
UbiGro is a nanotech-enabled greenhouse film by UbiQD, Inc. that red-shifts the sun’s spectrum using quantum dots for improved crop yield and quality. UbiGro has been shown effective for various high-value crops in multiple climates, and is currently installed in greenhouses in five states and four countries. Los Alamos-based UbiQD enabled this innovation with its safer, cheaper, and more reliable quantum dot technology.
To learn more about other 2019 ScienceFest events, check www.LosAlamosScienceFest.com and find them on social media, via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Science On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum. The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome! On Tap is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. The “On Tap” series happens twice a month. The discussions are supported by Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Arts Council/Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Historical Society and PEEC at The Nature Center.
Registration for this event is not required. Admission is free. UnQuarked Wine Room by Sirphey will be offering a wide selection of wines at this event.
More information about Science On Tap and other Bradbury Science Museum programs and events can be found at https://www.lanl.gov/museum/events/.
The Los Alamos Creative District is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, projectY cowork Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park.