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NNCO Newsletter: Winter 2017

NNCO Newsletter: What's Big in Small Science? Winter 2017 Edition

Federal Government Releases 2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the release of the new 2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan. Under the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act of 2003, NNI agencies are required to develop an updated NNI Strategic Plan every three years.

Webinar Registration Open: Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology - A Federal Perspective Webinar

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold a webinar to announce the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI): Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology and highlight the activities of several participating Federal agencies on October 19 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM.

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.

Draft 2016 NNI Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment

The draft 2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Plan is now available online for public comment prior to publication.

NNCO Announces Next Free Webinar: Nanotechnology and the Insurance Industry

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold the next in its series of free webinars addressing challenges in commercializing nanotechnology on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 1 to 2 PM EDT.

White Paper Highlights Federal Vision for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing

Today, Federal agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) released a white paper describing the collective Federal vision for the emerging and innovative solutions needed to realize the Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing.

Winner Announced for NNI’s EnvisioNano Nanotechnology Image Contest

Ben Davis and Ryan Hines, members of the Maschmann Lab at the University of Missouri, won the latest round of EnvisioNano for their image Graphene Shows its Stripes.

Public Voting Now Open for the NNI EnvisioNano Image Contest

Members of the public are invited to vote for the best images in this round of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) EnvisioNano contest. Now in its third round, this contest has drawn submissions from students at top labs and schools across the United States.

Debunking the Nanobot at Awesome Con

The NNI is taking on the nanobot at this year’s Awesome Con by unraveling popular misconceptions about nanotechnology in a panel entitled Debunking the Nanobot.


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