We are pleased to announce that we received 81 completed applications from NISE Network partners applying for a free copy of the Nano mini-exhibition; many of these applications included plans for sharing the mini-exhibition among additional partners. Our current plan is to fabricate up to 50 copies of the Nano mini-exhibition.
Online applications were due March 1, 2012; the online application period is now closed.
Our group of reviewers will be carefully reviewing all the applications according to the eligibility requirements and the review criteria outlined in the Application Overview document (see below). We hope to contact all applicants regarding decisions in early to mid-April. We will then work with successful applicants to finalize ownership agreements and approximate delivery dates.
About the Exhibition
Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.
Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation. The Nano exhibition is intended for long-term display in museums across the United States, where it will engage millions of people. Up to fifty copies of Nano will be fabricated; all copies will be identical and distributed to museum partners free of charge. The exhibition complements NanoDays events and other NISE Network educational experiences.
- Application Overview  includes application application instructions, eligibility, review criteria for completing the online application
- Nano Mini-exhibition in Catalog includes host resources, photos, and walkthrough video
- Questions: For general advice about the process, or further questions, please contact your NISE Net regional hub leader: www.nisenet.org/community 
- For questions about the application, please contact: Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota, firstname.lastname@example.org or Christina Akers, Science Museum of Minnesota, email@example.com