program - Friends Advancing Nano Science - is available for everyone. 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 Institute. All
NanoFANS 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. For more information or to join the NanoFANS community contact email@example.com .
Membership Benefits include ..
- Quarterly E-Newsletter
- Access to Seminar and Lecture Webcasts
- Access to the NanoFANS Website
- Invitation to the Distinguished Lecture Series and Reception
- Invitation to Social Events including the 25th Anniversary of the Fullerene Discovery in October 2010
- Invitation to Faculty Reception
- Reserved Seating at Seminars
- Recognition in Publications
- Involvement in Specialized Interest Groups
- Participation in the NanoArt Contest
- Tours of the Rice Facilities
- Dinner in the Smalley Reading Room
** Benefits depend on membership level. **
Donation opportunities are available to support other initiatives ...
Other Membership Terms ...
- Renovation of the Smalley Reading Room
- Creation of a Nano Education Center for K-12 and workforce development including web-based educational tools and hands-on training in laboratories
- Video history of Rice Nano including Smalley Documentary, Smalley/Curl History, and Nano Revolution at Rice
- Smalley Student Society operational costs
- Nanotechnology Symphony
- Student, Post-doc, and Faculty Endowments
- The NanoFANS program is for individuals and for-profit companies/organizations. Non-profit and academic groups should contact the Smalley Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org for partnership opportunities.
- The Director of the Smalley Institute is available to visit with a company representative or individual for a half hour to help determine partnership opportunities with the Institute. Additional visits require NanoFANS membership.
- Companies and organizations funding research through the Smalley Institute qualify for discounted membership rates. Please inquire at email@example.com.
- Special Small Business rates may apply. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.