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NanoDays 2012 kits ship soon

Catherine McCarthy

NanoDays kits will be shipped in early January, 2012. Please note that the kit will come in three separate boxes this year:

NanoDays 2012 kits awarded

Catherine McCarthy

Regional hub leaders are contacting NanoDays physical kit applicants individually regarding awards.  As always, making decisions was a difficult process with only 225 physical kits to award.  We encourage all those who were not awarded a physical kit to utilize the digital materials in their ongoing education efforts.  The new digital kit will be posted here by January 15th: http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays/kit/digital

Compelling Need for Nano Education

Larry Bell

Day 2 of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantee Conference in DC on December 6 had a signficant focus on education.  As a discussant following one of the panels, Bob Chang, Director of the Nanotechnology Center for Learning and Teaching, made a compelling presentation on the need for nano education.

Where is nano research happening?

Larry Bell

Where is the research happening?  Is the National Nanotechnology Initiative continuing to grow?  What are the focus areas? Mike Roco, who leads NSF's nanoscale science and engineering work, shared the following images at the annual Nanoscale Science and Engineering Conference in DC on Dec 5.

NanoDays 2012 kit application deadline is December 8th

Catherine McCarthy

The deadline for applying for NanoDays physical kits is Thursday, December 8th!  Similar to past years, we expect to reeive many more applications than kits, and once again this will be a competitive process. If your organization is not awarded a kit, we will have all the materials available online for download.

For more about who is eligible to aply, and how to apply, please visit: http://www.nisenet.org/blog/nanodays/nanodays_2012_physical_kit_applications_now_available