NanoDays

Send Us Pictures of Your NanoDays Team!

Vrylena Olney

Whether your team includes an army of local graduate students, or a handful of museum educators, or a mix of volunteers, scientists, and industry partners, we want to see who they are! Snap a picture of your NanoDays team this year (be sure to have anyone in the photo sign a release) and send it our way!

NanoDays 2011 at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY

Here’s how:

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Partner Highlight: Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art

Ali Jackson

Remember your first NanoDays?

The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) is getting ready for their first ever NanoDays this year and they’re excited!

What do you remember from your first NanoDays?

What advice do you have to share?

How do you keep your NanoDays events fresh?

RIMOSA is a new “museum without walls” in Providence, RI focused on the building blocks of both art and science: curiosity, observation,...

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Tweet about NanoDays!

KC

NanoDays 2012 is just around the corner!  We'd love to hear your 140-character stories, comments, and/or advice on Twitter.  Just be sure to use #nanodays.  Good luck with your planning and preparation!

Note: the Twitter bird was unavailable for this picture, so we got his cousin, Squawk, instead.

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The Making of a NanoDays Kit - time lapse video

KC

What exactly does it take to make a NanoDays kit?  Oh, only 650 personhours, 3,600 boxes, over a mile of reinforced tape (6,000ft!), and a lot of love.  

See the whole process here!  

(Don't worry, it won't take you hundreds of hours to watch.....we sped it up.)

 

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Missing your Ball Sorter sieves?

KC

Our apologies for not communicating this better, but the sieves for the Ball Sorter activity (NanoDays 2012) will be shipped in the same box as the nano gold.  The sieves did not arrive at the warehouse in time to pack them in the large box.  So, in an effort to avoid sending all of you yet another separate box, we did some troubleshooting and decided to pack them with the gold.  

To recap - the kit will still come to you in 3 shipments: the large, main box; the puzzle blocks box; and the small box containing nano gold and the sieves.  The small boxes should be...

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Black gold....not the Texas tea variety

KC

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…)

The reason for shipping the nano gold solution separately from the main NanoDays 2012 kit is not for lack of space in the box, but because of temperature; it...

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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-2011-...

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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/post/nanodays-2012-physical-kit-applications-now-available...

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NanoDays Highlights: Nanoscientists Attack!

Vrylena Olney

Looking for ideas for NanoDays 2012? I'll be highlighting some examples of NanoDays activities from the 2011 NanoDays reports in the NISE Net blog over the next few weeks.

A number of partners last year included science theater in their NanoDays offerings, with many adding the 10-minute Attack of the Nanoscientist play to their lineup:

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