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NanoDays Report - PDF version

By Vrylena Olney on April 4, 2011 | 0 comments

With many (but not all!) NanoDays events now over, it's time to fill out your reports! The report is available at this link). However, if you're not quite ready to fill out the report just yet but want to read through the questions first, you can download the attached pdf version with all the questions and text from the report.

Nano Trivia for NanoDays!

By Vrylena Olney on March 31, 2011 | 0 comments

Looking for an icebreaker for the beginning of a science café? Or trivia to use on social media sites to help promote your NanoDays events?

Nano is real! And it's not just silver and sunscreen.

By Larry Bell on March 26, 2011 | 0 comments

Sheets of carbon nanotube material 4 yards wide and 100 yards long! Two kilometer spools of carbon nanotube yarn! Mercedes adjustable tint sunroofs! Mobile phone charging shoulder bags. Powerplastic! All of these were featured at NanoDays in Boston today.

CAPITALIZING on your NanoDays Partnerships, Pt. 1

By Carol Lynn Alpert on March 15, 2011 | 0 comments

Have you forged a great partnership with a couple of local research centers for your NanoDays 2011 festivities? Plan now to keep the relationship alive and growing beyond April, continuing to serve your audiences, your partners and your home team. It’s easy to do, and the benefits could be HUGE.

Partner Highlight: Arkansas Discovery Network

By Vrylena Olney on March 4, 2011 | 0 comments

Educators from seven museums in Arkansas recently gathered at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock for a workshop focused on nano education. The attendees came from museums in the Arkansas Discovery Network, a regional network that has been involved with the NISE Network for a number of years. 

New NanoDays promotional video!

By Catherine McCarthy on March 4, 2011 | 0 comments

Our brand new NanoDays promotional video invites learners of all ages to "come see what's so big about the super small!" Invite your visitors to celebrate nano science, engineering, and technology at your NanoDays event!  The 30 second video is video is suitable for using as a television commercial or as an embedded video on your organization's website. Click here to see the video.

NanoDays materials available in Spanish!

By Catherine McCarthy on March 3, 2011 | 0 comments

NanoDays 2011 public materials are now available in Spanish! Please click here for these and other Spanish language materials.

NanoDays 2011 events throughout the US!

By Catherine McCarthy on February 18, 2011 | 0 comments

Check out the list of 2011 NanoDays event partners by clicking here.  

If you are holding a NanoDays event and are not listed on this page, please contact so we can add you to the list.

Use your NanoDays activities all year long

By Catherine McCarthy on February 7, 2011 | 0 comments

Here are some ideas for incorporating nano content into seasonal and annual events all year long: Please let us know if you have other suggestions for additions to the calendar!

NISE Net on one page

By Larry Bell on January 17, 2011 | 0 comments

For NSF's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantee Meeting last month, I put together a poster on the NISE Net. It's an overview of what the NISE Net. I find it useful to have this in my office. I can use it as a visual for a quick answer to the question "What is the NISE Net?"

For a larger file you can access a pdf here: