The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like share the following information in regard to National Nanotechnology Day.

National Nanotechnology Day is October 9
What are you doing for #NationalNanoDay?

National Nanotechnology Day is an annual celebration featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help 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 and activities is underway at schools, universities, and various organizations around the country! The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is promoting the following activities:

100 Billion Nanometer Dash: Will you be running 100 billion nanometers (or 100 meters)? If so, share your pictures and videos using #100BillionNanometers and #NationalNanoDay.

Sizing Up Nano: How do you explain “nano”? (For example, how does a nanometer compare to the diameter of a strand of hair? Or how thick is a sheet of paper in nanometers?) We welcome your thoughts! Tweet your explanations, pictures, and videos using #sizingupnano and #NationalNanoDay.

Visit for more information, or email us at to let us know what activities you are planning for National Nanotechnology Day!  

Nanotechnology Research Center Needs Input

NIOSH is working with RTI International to distribute a survey to companies that manufacture, distribute, fabricate, formulate, use, or provide services related to engineered nanomaterials. The goal of the survey is to assess the impact of NIOSH’s contribution to guidelines and risk mitigation practices for the safe handling of engineered nanomaterials in the workplace. Feedback from this survey will inform NIOSH’s research agenda to enhance relevance and impact on creating guidance to manage nanomaterial workers safety and health. The survey will only take about 20 minutes to complete. If you or someone you know receives an invitation to complete this survey, please know that we look forward to and value your input! If you have any questions, contact Adrienne Eastlake,

Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 4th

Held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.


Hope you will be able to participate in National Nanotechnology Day!