Support and Membership
Institute offers membership, association, and partnership through a variety of
program - Friends Advancing Nano Science - is available for everyone. The
NanoFANS are Associates of the Smalley Institute and participate in Rice
University’s international leadership in nanotechnology by helping fund
activities and research awards at the Richard E. Smalley Institute for
Nanoscale Science and Technology. All
NanoFAN members receive advanced notice of seminars, scientific meetings, and
Smalley Institute events. Higher
membership levels offer additional opportunities to support and network
directly with our faculty and students.
is reserved for students, staff, and faculty researching nanotechnology at Rice
University. Academic Members are promoted by the Institute at international conferences and through our website, provided unique opportunities to converse with our corporate sponsors, and invited to special community and scientific events. If you would like to become an Academic Member of the Smalley Institute please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Partners are private industry organizations that sponsor research at the Smalley
Institute through the donation of funds and/or equipment. If you would like to partner with the Smalley Institute to advance nanotechnology research or awareness please contact us at email@example.com.
In addition to membership opportunities, the Smalley Institute does partner with individuals to achieve specific projects. Some of our more recent projects were ...
- The Texas Nanotechnology Company listings was updated with time donated by Dave Johnson and John Marsh.
Texas Nanotechnology Workforce Development Initiative was started with
time donated by John Marsh. The formal announcement of the Texas
Nanotechnology Workforce Development Initiative is expected in Summer
- A symposium with Northwestern University
was organized by volunteer Susan Austerberg. The symposium featured
nanotechnology presentations focused on informing the community of
nanotechnology in general and nanotechnology applications in materials
and biology/medicine. Mark Ratner provided the keynote lecutre and
autographed his book Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea.
- The 10th Anniversary of the Smalley Institute and Smalley/Curl Birthday Celebration
were organized by volunteers Judy Allen and Nancy Dunlap. In the
course of organizing the celebration, Judy and Nancy secured donations
of monetary resources, physical assets, and venues from local
individuals and corporations enthusiastic about nanotechnology.
If you would like to volunteer time or donate resources to any of our current initiatives or would like to propose a project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.