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Updated: Oct 12, 2021

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Our search continues for our next Technovation[MN] Program Director reporting to the new Code Savvy Executive Director. This role leads our Technovation[MN] program that helps girls discover their potential and encourage them to engage with their community in ways they haven’t before. If you are inspired to show girls that they belong in technology, that they can be founders of businesses, and that they are important to the future of everyone - we want to hear from you.

Additionally, Code Savvy is looking for Part Time Computer Science Instructional Coaches to support our fast growing Educator Program! Join us to engage and inspire students through creative computing!

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This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: National Nanotechnology Day

This week’s focus is National Nanotechnology Day!

October 9th is National Nanotechnology Day and this week's theme! This holiday occurs on October 9th because the nanometer is 10^-9 meters. The day is celebrated by better understanding nanotechnology, the different ways that nanotechnology helps our daily lives, and how nanotechnology can help us in the future.

Nanotechnology and Nanoscience is the study of really small things. This area of science is used to help understand concepts in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and more. Nanotechnology uses the ability to both understand how atoms and molecules work, but also manipulate them to create new things. Atoms are the building blocks for everything in the world, but they are so small that you cannot see them with the naked eye or with basic microscopes. Scientists hope in the future this nanotechnology can help create better medical devices and electronics. Although, there is some concern on what the environmental impacts these innovative technologies will have on the planet.

Check out the National Nanotechnology Initiatives website for some fun suggested activities that you can complete at school, home, or by yourself that focus on nanotechnology. Or you could create a code inspired by nanotechnology using Scratch. Whatever you create, don't forget to share it with us!

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