NANOvember returns with more cool science!

by Sandra Foyt on November 6, 2010

in Enrichment Ideas

nanovemberNANOvember is back with an exciting month-long adventure into the world of nanotechnology!

Last year, my husband took our son to the one of the highlights of this annual event, the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE) Community Day. Unfortunately, when they returned, they brought back a slew of photos but not much detail. All they told me was that they found a lot of “cool stuff.” Not very helpful for a review, but you can at least get a peak at what to expect in this NANOvember Community Day blog post.

This year, I don’t think we’re going to be able to attend the Community Day, but there are several other events on the NANOvember Calendar that interest our family, and perhaps yours as well:

CNSE Community Day – Saturday, November 6, 2010, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, 257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203

NanoArt – Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex

The 2nd Annual CNSE NanoArt Exhibit, presented in collaboration with the NanoGraduate Student Organization (Nano GSO) and the UAlbany Fine Arts department, will feature unique and exciting nanoart created by CNSE students and faculty, and UAlbany Art graduate students.

Nano at the YSaturday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Albany YMCA, Bethlehem YMCA, Glenville YMCA, Greenbush YMCA, Guilderland YMCA, Southern Saratoga YMCA, Troy YMCA, Experience nanotechnology, a science that is driving our technological future and the future of our region, with hands-on activities led by CNSE professors at seven of the Capital District YMCA branches.


NanoCareer DayMonday, Nov. 15, CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, NanoCareer Day introduces middle- and high-school students to the exciting world of nanotechnology through tours, presentations and hands-on activities.

CNSE Community Lecture Series presents Dr. Nathaniel Cady, Monday, Nov. 15
6:30 – 7:30 p.m., CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, Find out how innovative neuroscience research is being conducted with the use of nanotechnology at a lecture presented by CNSE Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Nathaniel Cady. Register for this event

NanoCSI, Thursday, Nov. 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, Discover how nanotechnology is being used to advance DNA testing and other technologies used in crime scene investigations at this interactive lecture with CNSE Associate Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Scott Tenenbaum. Register for this event

Nanotechnology and Video Games, Saturday, Nov. 20, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m., CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, Delve into the large impact of nanotechnology on the evolution of video games with interactive gaming terminals and a lecture by CNSE Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella. Register for this event

CNSE Community Lecture Series presents Dr. Robert Geer, Monday, Nov. 22, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m, CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, Learn how nanotechnology education is driving exciting 21st century careers with CNSE Vice President for Academic Affairs and CNSE Chief Academic Officer Dr. Robert Geer. Register for this event

For more information about NANOvember 2010 and CNSE, go online to the NANOvember website, or email


| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Beth @ TheAngelForever November 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I so want to go to this. The boys are not moving right now, but I am trying to motivate them. When I was teaching I went to several tours of the building on NanoScience days. It truly is a fascinating building and experience.
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