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The Race is On: One Month Left to Submit to the Nano Startup Challenge (NSC2) in Cancer Nanomedicine

The National Cancer Institute and Center for Advancing Innovation are sponsoring a challenge to accelerate translation and commercialization of nanomedicines.

Inspiring with Nano: NNCO Highlights a Suite of Education and Outreach Activities

With the release of three multimedia contests, two video series, and an animation project, the NNCO and the Federal agencies participating in the NNI are inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers by expanding K-12 and college outreach.

Stan Lee, Comic Book Creator, Champions Generation Nano Contest

Stan Lee, the iconic co-creator of such legendary Marvel comic book characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, championed the NSF- and NNI-sponsored Generation Nano superhero contest on his blog today.

All Hands on Deck for Improving Data Quality: Registration Now Open

The webinar will be the capstone event of the Fall 2015 NSI webinar series, tying together the informatics and sensors concepts that we have been discussing over the last few months.

Superhero Boom Inspires New Contest, Science Learning

A brand-new competition, awarding finalists the opportunity to present their entries at the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival and compete for cash prizes, opens today for high school students interested in science, engineering and superpowers.

Applications of Nanoinformatics Webinar: Registration Now Open!

This one hour webinar will include case studies from academic and applied research centers to convey how different communities use specific nanoinformatics tools and principles to address nanoEHS questions, and is supported by the NSI Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure.

OSTP Announces First Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge on Future Computing

On October 20, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the first nanotechnology-inspired challenge in the area of future computing.

U.S. Nanotechnology Leader to Tour National Graphene Institute, NanoManufacturing Institute, and Harwell Science and Innovation Campus on UK Visit

NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador to visit flagship institutes in Manchester and Leeds and tour the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus to share best practices and discuss international collaborations

“Techtober” Brings Nanotechnology Instruction to Virginia's Teachers

The National Nanotechnology Initiative, MathScience Innovation Center, and Virginia Department of Education have partnered to offer a free webinar on October 14th from 3:30-4:30 for teachers to explore “Nanotechnology: Applications, Educational Pathways & Resources.”

Nanosensor Technologies and Applications Webinar: Registration Now Open!

This 90-minute webinar, led by Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center, will introduce basic mechanisms of nanosensing and terminologies, and will review the current status of nanosensor development and challenges for commercial applications.


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