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MRS Fall Meeting: Call for Papers

Vrylena Olney

 

Our partners from the Materials Research Society passed the following message on to me-- they're looking for papers and presenters for an Educational Symposium at the Fall 2010 MRS Meeting. -VO

This year the MRS 2010 Fall Meeting in Boston, November 29th – December 3th, is having an Educational Symposium – Symposium XX -  Materials Education Development and Outreach – From K-Grad.  We are hoping you will seriously consider participation in some capacity...

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Nano Haiku: Update Your Profile!

Vrylena Olney

I love to see your
Shining face. Please update your 
Contact info, thanks!

by Karen Pollard, Science Museum of Minnesota

Maybe when you first logged in you wrote a paragraph about your fascinating work, and included three ways to get in touch with you, and uploaded a super-flattering photo.  That's great!  But maybe you haven't updated your profile since you first logged in two years ago and now you work somewhere else.  And live two states away.  That makes it harder for other Network...

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Real World Nano: Nanotechnology for Human Enhancement: What Does the Public Think?

Clark Miller, Arizona State University

In 2002, two scientific leaders at the US National Science Foundation, Mihail Roco and William Bainbridge, edited a report entitled Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance. The report highlights nanotechnology for its ability to drive a convergence of technologies from multiple domains, including neuroscience, biotechnology, and computing, for the purposes of human enhancement. That is,...

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Real World Nano: Why Does Nano Matter? Bio-Non-Bio Interfaces

Clark Miller, Arizona State University

What would it mean if biological and non-biological systems were not just fully connectable but fully interchangeable? That’s one of the questions that nanotechnology poses for us. More than any other field of scientific inquiry, nanotechnology operates at the basic scales of biology. DNA, for example, has a rough width of 2.5 nm. Viruses are roughly 20 to 250 nm. A bacteria is roughly 1000 nm. So, nanotechnology spans from the scale of individual biological molecules through the scale of simple biological systems to the scale of living cells....

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Earth Day 2010

Vrylena Olney

Earth Day is April 22nd, and there are lots of potential Earth Day - nano ties.  Here's a sample of resources, activities, and articles that might be relevant: 

Energy (general)

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MAKING STUFF Frequently Asked Questions

Vrylena Olney

Last week I posted information about the small grants MRS and WGBH are offering to organize outreach events around the premiere of Making Stuff.  Apparently, a lot of folks have had similar questions about the outreach events, so the team wrote up answers to the top questions:

  • Question: Does a local Outreach Coalition have to do everything on the list?
    Answer: No, you should
  • ...

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Posters, Presentations, and Broader Impacts

Vrylena Olney

The NISE Net is sponsoring a bunch of professional development opportunities at the upcoming Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in San Francisco, April 5 - 9.  Admission is included in meeting registration for all of these workshops, no additional registration is required.

Here are the workshops:

(New!) Technical Poster Design Seminar

Monday, April 5
3:00 - 4:00 p.m...

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