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Partner Highlight: Nanotechnology Day Activities in Arizona

Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
NanoDays activities at Arizona Science Center October 2023 with visitors waiting at a table
NanoDays activities  at Arizona Science Center
Photo credit Jameson Wetmore

To celebrate Nanotechnology Day and the 20th anniversary of the federal act authorizing the creation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, public engagement events were held at both the Arizona Science Center and Arizona State University during the month of October.

NanoDays activities at Arizona Science Center

A group of Arizona State University faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates engaged visitors at Arizona Science Center with NanoDays activities in celebration of National Nanotechnology Day on October 15, 2023.

NanoDays activities included:

Jameson Wetmore, associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University reported, “We had some very excited families that worked through each station one by one.”

NanoDays activities at Arizona Science Center October 2023 including Benny the Bear
Visitors discussing Benny the Bear 
Photo credit Jameson Wetmore
ASU NanoDays activities at Arizona Science Center October 2023 talking with visitors at a table
Exploring Nano & Society -  Space Elevator activity
Photo credit Jameson Wetmore



NanoDays activities at ASU Homecoming October 2023 at an outdoor table

NanoDays activities at Arizona State University
at the 
ASU Homecoming Block Party

Staff from the Arizona State University (ASU) Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning also had NanoDays activities at the annual ASU Homecoming Block Party on October 28, 2023.

Activities chosen that day were particularly appropriate for a hot, sunny day outside:

National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) 20th anniversary logo - enabling the nanotechnology revolution


Twenty Years of Nanotechnology!

This year the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) community celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. 

Learn more about opportunities to engage your community with NanoDays activities.