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!

NanoDays 2011 kits shipped out!

By Catherine McCarthy on January 11, 2011 | 0 comments

On Friday the Science Museum of Minnesota shipped out 200 NanoDays 2011 kits to museums and research outreach centers throughout the United States!  For those institutions awarded kits, your box should arrive shortly. Many thanks to all of those who have contributed their time and talents to producing these new kits. Also many thanks to all of our partners who have committed to hosting a NanoDays event this Spring.

NanoDays kits packed up in Minnesota

By Catherine McCarthy on December 23, 2010 | 0 comments

Staff at the Science Museum of Minnesota have spent the last several months ordering, sorting, and packing materials to create 200 copies of the amazing NanoDays 2011 kits. Here are a few pictures of the final kit assembly process in mid-December.

We plan to ship the kits on January 7th.

NanoDays kit applications closed December 10th, 2010

By Catherine McCarthy on December 23, 2010 | 0 comments

The NanoDays kit application closed December 10th. Regional Hub leaders will be notifying applicants whether or not they will received a kit. The good news is that we had more applicants than ever. The bad news, is that it made choosing who to award the 200 kits to even more difficult. Thanks to all who applied. Even if you were not awarded a kit, you can still use the NanoDays 2011 digital kit materials - available for download January 15th, 2011.

Seven New NanoDays Activities for 2011

By Vrylena Olney on December 9, 2010 | 0 comments

NanoDays will be celebrating its fourth birthday this year, and the kit's gotten a bit of an update in honor of that birthday. 

In particular, this year's kit includes seven brand-new activities.  All the materials to run the activities are included in the physical kits, but you can also download the activity guides, graphics, signs, and more for each of these activities from our catalog online. 

Nano Days Rap from Jennifer Pritchard Davinci Science Center

By Catherine McCarthy on December 3, 2010 | 0 comments

Jennifer Pritchard of the Da Vinci Science Center raps about her NanoDays 2009 experience:


NanoDays 2011 Kit Application

By Margaret Glass on October 20, 2010 | 0 comments

The online application for 2011 NanoDays kits is now live!

The NISE Network renewal is exciting for many reasons – not the least of which is the continuation of NanoDays as the signature public outreach event for nanoscale science and technology. As we move into this second 5-year period, the NISE Net team will continue to develop and distribute high quality, hands-on activities for informal educators and research outreach specialists for public engagement about nano.