National Nanotechnology Day is an annual event featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9th to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10-9 meters.
NNCO is supporting the following events:
The following school mascots pledged to run #100BillionNanometers for NND2017:
Here's a list of events and activities both online and around the country:
Alamo Colleges/Northwest Vista College -- STEM Family Nights held at local middle/high schools, demonstration booths on the college campus, and CORE4 STEM day.
AIChE, the Global Home of Chemical Engineers -- Dedicated National Nanotechnology Day and access to a range of products.
Georgia Tech Middle Grades Discovery Day -- Local students learn about STEM education on Georgia Tech campus.
Levey Day School
(Portland, Maine) -- Students ran the 100 Billion Nanometer Dash. The school also partnered with the University of New Hampshire and the SEEDS lab
for nanotechnology demos.
The Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine at MIT
-- Launching the Convergence Scholars Program
on National Nanotechnology Day to provide postdoctoral trainees with opportunities to further their experiences and skills beyond the research laboratory space.
NanoComposix -- Dedicated content on commercial applications using nanomaterial including articles, content, and webinars.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, part of CDC) -- Wikipedia edit-a-thon for National Nanotechnology Day at NIOSH's main laboratory in Cincinnati, focusing on occupational safety and health issues of the emerging technologies of nanotechnology, advanced materials, and additive manufacturing.
NNCI Kentucky Multi-Scale Manufacturing and Nano Integration Node Site
-- Partnering with the Kentucky Science Center for a series of educational demos about the science of micro and nanotechnology, including posters, an assortment of samples that children will observe under a professional high-power microscope, and a variety of commercial toys that demonstrate exciting nano principles, such as photovoltaics and nano surface effects.
--Nanoscience activities for middle school students on campus. Nanotechnology demos for the public performed by graduate students.
NNCI NanoEarth at VA Tech
-- Event at the local library (Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library: Blacksburg Branch) where NanoEarth faculty and students interact with about 50-60 elementary school students to introduce them to nanoscience and nanotechnology, as well as how they interface with the earth and the environment.
NNCI Nebraska Nanoscale Facility
-- A new exhibit, Zoom Into Nano, at the Durham Museum, and the "One Billion Nanometer Challenge:" creative ways for teachers and students to represent one billion nanometers such as running a one billion nanometer dash, or creating a human chain one billion nanometers long.
Oak Grove Elementary School (Atlanta) --"Powers of Ten" event for students to learn about the nanoscale.
Project Lead the Way
-- Event promotion through their social media channels and sharing it with their network.
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTTN)
-- Dedicated National Nano Day page
and a lecture, "Small Talk: A NanoMaker Live Event."
Rutgers Preparatory School -- Running the 100 Billion Nanometer Dash
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication -- Dedicated National Nano Day page.
University of Central Florida’s Society for Emerging NanoTechnologies (SENT)
-- Presenting their research at NanoFlorida 2017
UVA's Nano and Emerging Technology Club (NExt) -- Lecture on nanotechnology and energy.
Virginia Commonwealth University's Nanoinformatics Group
-- Nanotechnology demonstrations and videos for the public at the Science Museum of Virginia on Sunday, October 8 from 11:30am to 3pm.
Virginia Tech -- Nano World Challenge and the 100 Billion Nanometer Dash.
Washington D.C. Hash House Harriers (running club) -- 100 Billion Nanometer Dash in costume.
Women in Chemical Engineering and the Clean Energy Institute
-- Introduce a Girl to Nano
at the University of Washington.