In the framework of the regional project "Nanotechnology Week", organized by the Foundation of educational and infrastructure projects with the support of the Directorate of the "Ulyanovsk — the cultural capital", an exhibition of entertaining nanotechnology, "Look, this is — NANO». For three and a half weeks of the exhibition was attended by about 4,000 people, mostly school children and students. As a volunteer tour guides in the project involved students Ulyanovsk universities. Ten guys in turn greeted visitors and talked about the development of nanotechnology and how new technologies affect our daily lives.
The exhibition included the competition "thing of the future" — children from 6 to 16 years old came up with things of the future, embodying them in his drawings. During the exhibition, the contest received more than 300 works. The best works of the competition "thing of the future" are:
Umbrella, which is warm in the cold and cool in the heat, and the color changes;
Comb, which is not electrified hair, treats them and combing singing.
All participants in the project were invited to the closing, where they received gifts and certificates of merit.
The exhibition has become a platform for educational and presentation activities. In particular, there have been 15 popular science lectures and master classes, which were supported by the Lyceum of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science number 40 (included in the school league RUSNANO, http://schoolnano.ru/), Center for Nanotechnology and the Ulyanovsk Ulyanovsk State University. Access event presentations possible on «World of Nanotechnology» (http://popular.rusnano.com/Section.aspx/Show/28416).
At the conclusion of the round table "Ulyanovsk — the popularization of experience." All present at the closing of the "Week of nanotechnology" were able to share their feelings of engagement, to comment on the format of the work and offer their ideas for the development of the project in other cities. The teachers of the Lyceum of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science number 40, as well as students of Chemistry Department of the University of Ulyanovsk offered their ability to organize educational and popularizing the site in the city on a permanent basis. The management of the project "Ulyanovsk — cultural capital" took over the organization of work in this area on a regular basis.
Together with the "Week of nanotechnology" in Ulyanovsk launched a competition for the best coverage of innovation issues in the regions participating in the project. Contestants will be able to qualify for one of four categories: "Best Publication" and "Best running commentary" and "Best video clip" and "Best Online material for innovation." The winners will get the chance to visit the Nanotechnology International Forum in Moscow in October 2011
The next Russian city of participating in a regional project RUSNANO will Tomsk — "Nanotechnology Week" will be held in the framework of the Tomsk Innovation Forum INNOVUS. The program of activities will be complemented by workshops for industrial designers to work with nanostructured materials.
Detailed information about the project "Nanotechnology Week" can be found on the website www.popular.rusnano.com.