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Creating the Next Generation of Nanoscientists and Engineers

A White House forum unveils announcements regarding nanoeducation resources and opportunities to collaborate.

NNCO and Museum of Science Fiction to Collaborate on Nanotechnology and 3D Printing Panels at Awesome Con

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) and the Museum of Science Fiction (MOSF) have teamed up for this year’s Awesome Con to present two exciting panels, Nanotechnology: Fact from Fiction and 3D Printing: “Replicating” Success.

Registration is now open: CPSC/NNI Workshop on Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured Products

Registration is now open for the workshop sponsored by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and co-hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) entitled “Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials from Manufactured Products – Addressing Environmental, Health, and Safety Implications.”

NNCO to Host Second Free Webinar for Small- and Medium-Sized Nanotechnology Businesses

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold the second in a series of free webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized nanotechnology businesses and on issues of interest to the nanotechnology business community on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 2-3pm EDT.

Winner Announced for NNI’s First ‘EnvisioNano’ Nanotechnology Image Contest

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the winner of the first EnvisioNano nanotechnology image contest for students.

Public Invited to Vote in the NNI’s Nanotechnology Video Contest

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) would like to invite members of the public to cast their vote for the winning videos in NNI’s student video contest, Tiny Science. Big Impacts. Cool Videos.

USDA Awards $3.8 Million in Grants for Nanotechnology Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food security, nutrition, food safety, and environmental protection.

Public Invited to Vote in the NNI’s EnvisioNano Photo Contest

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) invites members of the public to cast their votes for the winning images in the EnvisioNano photo contest, starting today, April 7th, at 12 noon EDT.

Outcomes of the 2015 EU-U.S.: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts joint workshop

On March 12-13, the United States and the European Union held their fourth joint workshop on Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts to further promote and deepen the collaboration on nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety (nanoEHS or nanosafety) research.

NNI Publishes Workshop Report Assessing the Status of EHS Risk Science

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) today published the report from the workshop, “Stakeholder Perspectives on Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology” (R3 Workshop), which was held September 10-11, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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