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 other organizations around the country. The theme for this year’s National Nanotechnology Day is “Nano in Motion,” highlighting the dynamic progress of nanotechnology. Participants also are encouraged to get active while exploring nanotechnology concepts.

nanoHUB is taking part with its Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Dance Challenge, and we want to see your moves! 

How to participate:

  • Get together with some like-minded friends, family, or classmates.
  • Learn about the three arm geometries for the CNT Dance Challenge steps.
  • Take photos of your group demonstrating the different CNT chiralities.
  • Share your photos with us on Twitter, Facebook, or via DropBox!

Full instructions and hashtags for sharing your results are available at nanoHUB's National Nanotechnology Day group.