The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) posted an Oct. (?), 2016 notice about a US National Nanotechnology Day,
ASME is excited to participate in National Nanotechnology Day an event sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, which provides technical and administrative support to the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee, serves as a central point of contact for Federal nanotechnology R&D activities, and provides public outreach on behalf of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.
This event will feature a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9th to help to raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10-9 meters.
ASME has focused on Nanotechnology research and activities for many years. In 2001, the Nanotechnology Institute (NI) was formed to further the art, science and practice of nanotechnology by acting as a clearinghouse/focal point for ASME.
Over time, the Institute focused on devising interdisciplinary activities that bridge science, engineering, and applications. Such activities included the first-ever interdisciplinary track on Nanotechnology at ASME’s IMECE in 2001 and the one-day co-produced Nano Engineering and Investing Trends conference offered in June 2002, which served as a segue to the premier Integrated Nanosystems 2002 conference. In recent years, ASME’s strategic interest in Nano has been focused on Nano engineering for medicine and biology.
Today, we offer a host of articles, multimedia presentations, publications and courses on various aspects of nanotechnology: …
You can find the promised materials here.
The NNCO has produced its own Oct. ?, 2016 notice about National Nanotechnology Day 2016 (I suspect their budget for promotion is constrained),
National Nanotechnology Day will feature a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9th to help to raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10-9 meters.
Planning for various events, activities, papers, and articles is underway at organizations around the country, and the list is growing! In addition, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is promoting two activities:
- 100 Billion Nanometer Dash, a challenge to run #100BillionNanometers (equal to 100 meters) and upload the video
- Nano Nuggets, short videos featuring experts, visionaries, and artists sharing their thoughts on nanotechnology
Do you have an event planned for National Nanotechnology Day? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There isn’t much additional information about events but hopefully more will pop up soon.