NanoDays

NanoDays 2013 kit applications - due December 1, 2012

Catherine McCarthy
 
Apply now for a NanoDays 2013 physical kit! nd

NanoDays 2013 will be held on March 30 through April 7, 2013. NanoDays is a week of community-based educational outreach events to raise public awareness of nanoscale science, technology and engineering throughout the United States. NanoDays kits are currently in production and will be ready for distribution in January 2013. We invite you to fill out an...

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DIY Nano App Wins Parents' Choice Award!

Catherine McCarthy

The DIY NaParent's Choice Silver Honor Award noApp has just been awarded a Silver Honor award for mobile apps.

The Fall 2012 Parents' Choice review...

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Storage and Safety Tips for Your Graphene Activity

KC

If you're planning to use your graphene acitivity again (or use it on a regular basis), here are just a few things to keep in mind:  It's best to remove the snap connectors from the battery, and disconnect the alligator clips to avoid accidental circuit closure while in storage.  If the circuit remains closed for a long period of time, the battery will not only wear out, but also become very hot -...

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NISE Network announces 2013 Mini-Grants - applications due November 4, 2012

Catherine McCarthy

 

What’s a Mini-Grant?

The NISE Network is making available a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Requests can be made for an award up to $3,000 dollars to fund a small project or be put towards a larger endeavor.

 

Program Overview

The Program Overview gives basic program information, eligibility details, examples of  applicable projects, and includes a PDF copy of the...

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NanoDays 2012 report - winners chosen

Catherine McCarthy

NanoDays logo   Two winners!

We have two randomly drawn winners who submitted their online NanoDays reports by the May 1st deadline.  Both will be receivinig additional educaitonal materials to use with their visitors:

  • Barbara McMillin, Program & Volunteer Coordinator

    the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn, Oak Lawn, IL

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Suggestions for the Exploring Materials- Graphene Activity

KC

We’ve heard that some NanoDays 2012 kit recipients are having trouble getting the Graphene activity to work.  If you can’t get the bulb to light, here are a few solutions you might try:

  • Try printing the graphene cards on regular, uncoated printer paper (or plain office paper)
  • The file for the graphene card can be found in the catalog, or by clicking here
  • Try
  • ...

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