National Chemistry Week (NCW) encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: To promote the value of chemistry in everyday life. Themes: • • October 2011 Topic: Chemistry and Health - Theme: "Chemistry: Our Health, Our Future!” " • October 2012 Topic: Nanotechnology - Theme: "Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science!" • October 20 – 26, 2013 Topic: Energy -Theme: “Energy: Now and Forever!” • October 19 – 25, 2014 Topic: Candy - Theme: “The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy” • October 18 – 24, 2015 Topic: Color Chemistry
- Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
- Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
- Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
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