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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add you to the list.
Here are some ideas for incorporating nano content into seasonal and annual events all year long: http://www.nisenet.org/seasons Please let us know if you have other suggestions for additions to the calendar!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Pritchard of the Da Vinci Science Center raps about her NanoDays 2009 experience:
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.
Summer may be drawing to a close, but the NISE Network is already gearing up for NanoDays 2011. While the finishing touches are put on some new activities and kit contents, I’d like to share some of the feedback collected from NanoDays 2010.