National Nanotechnology Day (#NationalNanoDay) is an annual celebration featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 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.
Planning for various events and activities is underway at schools, universities, and various organizations around the country!
Here are a few suggested activities:
In addition, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is promoting the following activities:
100 Billion Nanometer Dash: Run 100 billion nanometers (equal to 100 meters), share your pictures and videos using #100BillionNanometers and #NationalNanoDay. Print a Certificate of Achievement and a gold medal for
Sizing Up Nano: How do you explain "Nano"? (For example, how does a nanometer compare to the diameter of a strand of hair? Or how thick is a sheet of paper in nanometers?) We welcome your thoughts! Tweet your explanations, pictures, and videos using #sizingupnano and #NationalNanoDay.
Information about Previous National Nanotechnology Days:
If you have questions about National Nanotechnology Day, please feel free to contact the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.