Year 7 Events 9/14-8/15

April 11, 2015
Nanodays 2015
NanoDays is an educational, nationwide festival about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. NanoDays events are organized by participants in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and take place at over 200 science museums, research centers, and universities across the country. NanoDays engages people of all ages in learning about this emerging field, which holds the promise of developing revolutionary materials and technologies.

March 19-20, 2015
Implementing Environmentally-Relevant Exposures for Improved Interpretation of Laboratory Toxicology Studies of Manufactured and Engineered Nanomaterials (M&ENMs)
This workshop brought together an international representation of ecotoxicology researchers, exposure modelers, material manufacturers, and government representatives for a two-day roundtable to address the following questions: (1) What is the state of the knowledge regarding M&ENM environmental exposure conditions, via measurements or modeling simulations?; (2) What exposure conditions are used in assessing M&ENM ecological hazard potential, and how do they compare to measured or modeled exposure values?; (3) What conditions should be simulated in ecological nanotoxicological research to best inform risk management and also mechanistic understanding?; and (4) How should concepts such as environmental (or laboratory) concentration, exposure, speciation, dose, and body burden be utilized in interpreting biological and computational findings?

November 16, 2014
Exploring Your Universe 2014
A free, open to the public, campus-wide event that brings together STEM-focused organizations to help the community understand scientific concepts and gain insight on current research. Over 5,000 visitors participated in activiteis, demos, talks and planetarium shows.

November 2-5, 2014
Workshop on Nanoinformatics for Environmental Health and Biomedicine (NanoInfo2014)
The 3rd Workshop on Nanoinformatics for Environmental Health and Biomedicine is a global forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to present and share their research findings, ideas, developments, and applications at a top quality IEEE International Conference (BIBM 2014).

November 5, 2014
Advanced Materials Partnering Conference
Forum designed to engage industry in discussions regarding the commercialization of new technologies and increasing interactions with University researchers.

October 9-10, 2014
Alternatives Analysis Workshop.  Making Prevention Real: Evaluating Potentially Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals and Hazardous Processes
Workshop on Alternatives Analysis, utilizing engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and the expertise of the CEIN as a case study.  Alternatives analysis brings a range of disciplines to bear, including toxicology, engineering, economics, chemistry, decision analysis, risk communication, and law.  Its goal is to begin building the knowledge and networks necessary to integrate these largely disparate disciplines in developing effective alternatives analysis tools and methods. 

May 27-29, 2014
Second Annual Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics
CEIN co-sponsored the Arizona State University-led 2nd annual GET conference, which addressed the regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social, and ethical aspects of emerging technologies.

May 19-20, 2014
Categorization Strategies for Engineered Nanomaterials in a Regulatory Context
CEIN convened an expert group of opinion leaders in academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations in a roundtable discussion on engineered nanomaterial (ENM) categorization, grouping (the arrangement of nanomaterials into groups based on common attributes), ranking, and read-across strategies for testing, evaluation, decision analysis, risk guidance, and regulation.  Discussion focused on recent advancements in the field and ongoing research.