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Educational Activities and IEEE Nanotechnology Council Team to Launch TryNano.org

20 August – The IEEE Educational Activities Board and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, with funding from the IEEE New Initiatives Committee and in collaboration with IBM and the New York Hall of Science, have launched TryNano.org, a comprehensive nanotechnology resource for students, parents, teachers, school counselors, and the general public.  TryNano.org is designed to enhance global public understanding of the growing field of nanotechnology, the study of materials and properties on the order of 1-100 nanometers.

TryNano.org is dedicated to providing the public with the basic building blocks for understanding nanotechnology.  The site includes a basic overview of nanotechnology, what scientific disciplines it entails, how the field has evolved, where it is headed and its societal implications. 

Other resources available on TryNano.org include a glossary of important nanotechnology terms and a list of links to other nanotechnology and nanotechnology education sites.