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National Nanotechnology Day Is October 9th

Schools, labs, and institutions across the country are hosting events, writing articles, and planning activities for the first annual National Nano Day celebration.

Public Voting Now Open for Generation Nano Superhero Contest

Winners to be announced by Wil Wheaton on main stage at the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop: Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 Strategic Planning Stakeholder workshop.

NNI Releases Supplement to the President’s 2017 Budget

The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 provides $1.4 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), affirming the important role that nanotechnology continues to play in the Administration’s innovation agenda.

NNI and CPSC Publish QEEN Workshop Report

This report details the outcome of the workshop “Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured Products.”

NNI Agencies Announce Nanotechnology Signature Initiative for Water Sustainability

This announcement coincides with the White House Water Summit and World Water Day.

Identifying Commercial Success Stories from the National Nanotechnology Initiative

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Issue a Request for Information on NNI-Supported Success Stories.

The Race is On: One Month Left to Submit to the Nano Startup Challenge (NSC2) in Cancer Nanomedicine

The National Cancer Institute and Center for Advancing Innovation are sponsoring a challenge to accelerate translation and commercialization of nanomedicines.

Inspiring with Nano: NNCO Highlights a Suite of Education and Outreach Activities

With the release of three multimedia contests, two video series, and an animation project, the NNCO and the Federal agencies participating in the NNI are inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers by expanding K-12 and college outreach.

Stan Lee, Comic Book Creator, Champions Generation Nano Contest

Stan Lee, the iconic co-creator of such legendary Marvel comic book characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, championed the NSF- and NNI-sponsored Generation Nano superhero contest on his blog today.

All Hands on Deck for Improving Data Quality: Registration Now Open

The webinar will be the capstone event of the Fall 2015 NSI webinar series, tying together the informatics and sensors concepts that we have been discussing over the last few months.

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