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Superhero Boom Inspires New Contest, Science Learning

A brand-new competition, awarding finalists the opportunity to present their entries at the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival and compete for cash prizes, opens today for high school students interested in science, engineering and superpowers.

Applications of Nanoinformatics Webinar: Registration Now Open!

This one hour webinar will include case studies from academic and applied research centers to convey how different communities use specific nanoinformatics tools and principles to address nanoEHS questions, and is supported by the NSI Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure.

OSTP Announces First Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge on Future Computing

On October 20, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the first nanotechnology-inspired challenge in the area of future computing.

U.S. Nanotechnology Leader to Tour National Graphene Institute, NanoManufacturing Institute, and Harwell Science and Innovation Campus on UK Visit

NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador to visit flagship institutes in Manchester and Leeds and tour the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus to share best practices and discuss international collaborations

“Techtober” Brings Nanotechnology Instruction to Virginia's Teachers

The National Nanotechnology Initiative, MathScience Innovation Center, and Virginia Department of Education have partnered to offer a free webinar on October 14th from 3:30-4:30 for teachers to explore “Nanotechnology: Applications, Educational Pathways & Resources.”

Nanosensor Technologies and Applications Webinar: Registration Now Open!

This 90-minute webinar, led by Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center, will introduce basic mechanisms of nanosensing and terminologies, and will review the current status of nanosensor development and challenges for commercial applications.

Winner Announced for NNI’s EnvisioNano 2.0 Nanotechnology Image Contest

Elizabeth Sawicki, a member of the Medical Scholars Program and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, won the top honors for her image entitled Gelatin Nanoparticles in Brain.

NNCO Webinar Registration Now Open: Introduction to Informatics

This webinar will introduce basic nanoinformatics concepts to non-specialists and is supported by Federal agencies participating in the Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI) Signature Initiative.

Webinar Series Notice: NNI Launches Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI) Webinar Series

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will host a series of webinars from October to December 2015 sponsored by Federal agencies participating in the Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI) and the Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology (Sensors) Signature Initiatives.

$81 million to support new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

To advance research in nanoscale science, engineering and technology, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as part of a new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).


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