Welcome to the Nanoyou Schools Community!

Welcome to this very special community for the Nanoyou schools and the Nanoyou pilot schools, the ambassadors of the project.

As member of this community, you have the opportunity to exchange best practices and learn more from your peers on how to teach Nanoscience in your school using the Nanoyou resources. 

The pilot schools of the Nanoyou project are already experienced in using Nanoyou materials in class and organising Nanoyou events. They are the ambassadors on this community and ready to share their best practices in the Nanoyou Ambassadors section. 

On the homepage, you have access to the latest information on the activities organised by the Nanoyou team for the schools in the News, you can check the next events in the Calendar and see the latest post from the Nanoyou blog

The community also offers a Forum area to discuss with your colleagues and a Library area to search and share useful documents. 

To start your activities on the Nanoyou Schools Community, please go to the Members area, download your welcome pack and introduce yourself in the message boards. 

The Nanoyou team 


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Nanoyou and four other nano education projects in Budapest at the EuroNanoForum

The Nanoyou project consortium organised an outreach cluster workshop at the EuroNanoForum on 31 May 2011 - http://www.euronanoforum2011.eu/. The aim of the workshop was to discuss the challenge of communication and outreach for education. The objective was also to present projects dealing with education and outreach linked to Nanotechnology and discuss the  prospects and needs for EU governance.

The workshop was introduces by two members of the European Commission (EC): Mr. Bonazzi, programme officer converging S&T Unit G.4, E and Mr Tokamanis,  Head of Operational Unit Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies. They highlighted the need to link the research community and the citizens and to bring answer to the society going beyond generalities but focussing on specific applications of Nanotechnology.

Five projects communicating Nanotechnology and science for education (i.e. NANOYOU, NANOCHANNELS, TIMEFORNANO, NANOTOTOUCH, NANODIALOGUE) funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission have been presented, each of them highlighting the best practices in outreach to the public (including schools, teachers and students).

For more information on these projects you can check their websites:

- NanoDialogue, a project aiming to organise a dialogue on the societal and ethical issues raised by nanotechnology, involving various stakeholders: researchers, citizens, civil society and business stakeholders to foster democratic policy decisions in this area

- TIME for NANO, a project using informal education products to engage the general public in debate on the risks and benefits of nanotechnology and its application

You can also check the very creative videos that where submitted by young people who participated to the TIME for NANO video contest on YOUTUBE.

- NANOTOTOUCH, a project bringing Science centres and museums from five different EU countries to work with university research centres in nanosciences and nanotechnology to create full-size, perfectly operational research lab in nanotechnologies inside the public space of the science centres and museums.

- Nanochannels, that brings media and schools in ELSA (Ethical, Legal and social aspects) debates on nanotechnology. The website will be soon available at http://www.nanochannels.eu

In the context of Nanochannels project, two mini-websites were launched by two major European newspaper this week :
El Mundo - http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/nanotecnologia.html

The Gardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/nanotechnology-world

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