Omni Nano Attends the NSF’s Grantees in Nanotechnology Conference
Omni Nano had the pleasure of attending this week’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees: Progress in Nanotechnology Conference presented by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia. This year’s conference focused on the nanotechnology of both today and tomorrow, with some panels summarizing the status of modern nanotechnology and others forecasting the future of convergence sciences and the education thereof.
The final panel of the two-day conference, called “Convergence in Education,” highlighted the state of nanotechnology education across various levels. We were pleased to see that digital education remains a top priority of the US government and were happy to provide our input on this important topic. The discussion inspired us to continue pushing for a high-quality, comprehensive digital nanotechnology curriculum for the benefit of today’s internet-savvy students and, ultimately, our future society.
The main topics discussed at this year’s conference are as follows. For more information, please visit http://www.nseresearch.org/2017/program.htm.
- Nanoscale modeling and simulation and use of big data
- Nanotechnology-based devices and systems by design
- Two-dimensional materials and quantum phenomena in nanoscale systems
- Nano centers (NNCI, MRSECs, NERCs, new STCs)
- Manufacturing USA network and nanotechnology
- Advanced nano-biomanufacturing (convergence with bio, cogno, cyber, AI)
- Brain-like cognitive engineering systems
- Portraying nanotechnology R&D on video and web
- Nanotechnology and converging technologies
- Convergence in education