Sticking with Chemistry on Mole Day!

Happy National Chemistry Week! This year's theme is "Sticking with Chemistry," a celebration of the science of glues and adhesives. It's no coincidence that today is also Mole Day, the annual festival honoring Avogadro's Number - the number of molecules or atoms that comprise a mole of a substance: 6.02 x 1023. That's 602,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 molecules …

It’s December – time to apply for summer research!

Are you an undergraduate student, or do you know any undergraduate students? If the answer is yes, this blog post is for you! Believe it or not, many summer research programs have application deadlines in January or February, which means that winter break is the perfect time for undergrads to be thinking and planning for …

It’s National Chemistry Week! What do Marvelous Metals have to do with nanotechnology?

Happy Mole Day! On October 23 we celebrate Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), an important unit of measurement in chemistry. Every year, the American Chemical Society promotes the week that includes Mole Day as National Chemistry Week (NCW). This year, NCW is October 20-26, and the theme is Marvelous Metals. There are local events being …

#NationalNanoDay Linkfest

Happy National Nanotechnology Day! The National Nanotechnology Initiative chose October 9 (10/9) for this festival of all things nano in honor of the nanoscale, which is 10-9. In other words, a nanometer equals 0.000000001 meter! This year at Sustainable Nano we are mostly celebrating over on Twitter, but we hope you'll also enjoy this collection …

Recommended Reading: Polar Vortex Edition

AIRS

Have you ever felt your nose hairs freeze? Many of us in the midwest and northeast regions of the United States are getting the chance this winter as severe cold weather has created some dangerous (as well as nasally weird) conditions. So, whether you're stuck inside today because you could get frostbite after 5 minutes …

2018: Sustainable Nano Year in Review

Welcome to 2019 and the 6th anniversary of Sustainable Nano! This is a big year for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology: we have an important National Science Foundation review in the spring, and in the fall we will submit the proposal to continue our NSF funding for another five years. In 2018, the CSN had …

Spring 2018 Update & Recommended Reading

Meet the Scientists demo

It's been a busy month in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology! We had our spring all-hands meeting at Johns Hopkins University, where we discussed research, did professional development, and enjoyed some in-person team building. We also got to do an outreach event at the Maryland Science Center, where we had a great time talking with members …

2017: Sustainable Nano Year in Review

Happy 2018! It’s hard to believe, but our very first Sustainable Nano blog post, Why are Nanomaterials So Special and What is the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology?, was published five years ago, on January 29, 2013! We’ve come a long way – 262 published posts, including 22 episodes of the podcast since its launch in …