Unfortunately, this is not a story about a man named Jed, who could barely keep his family fed; who became a millionaire and subsequently moved away from there. No, this is a story about a solution of nano gold and why it’s being protected from the cold. It will be shipped separately from the main NanoDays kit, only to keep it from getting frost-bit. Ok, no more rhyming. It’s starting to get confining. (ok, seriously…)
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Partner Highlight: International Partner - El Laberinto de las Ciencias y las Artes, San Luis Potosí, México
We would like to welcome the science center Laberinto de las Ciencias y las Artes (Labyrinth of Science and Art, by its name in Spanish) as a NISE Net international member.
We are pleased to announce that online applications are now available for NISE Network museum partners to apply for a free copy of the Nano mini-exhibition. Online applications are due March 1, 2012.
NanoDays kits will be shipped in early January, 2012. Please note that the kit will come in three separate boxes this year:
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-2011-dig
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 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.
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.
Located within a public school system where 73% of the students are Hispanic, the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History (LCMNH) in Las Cruces, New Mexico strives to find new and successful ways to reach their vastly diverse and often underserved audiences.