The Legacy of IEEE NANO 2024 for Gijón: A Nanobox for Nanogijón

The NANOExplore Gijón project seeks to open new opportunities for growth and learning for all children to build a more dignified and just society. This pilot project, developed by a team of volunteers from the University of Oviedo and the Mar de Niebla Foundation, aims to demystify science and technology, demonstrating that these fields can be accessible to all. Through educational and experimental activities, NANOExplora Gijón aims to show young people that nanoscience and nanotechnology are within everyone’s reach, regardless of their background or social context.
The main element of NANOExplora Gijón is a kit containing a variety of small experiments and activities that illustrate the principles and applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The educational project Nanoinventum, developed by Jordi Díaz-Marcos et al. from the University of Barcelona, inspired this activity and the IEEE NANO team has expanded the original nano-kit using with magnetic fluids, quantum dots, and an online video game.
In its initial phase, NANOExplore Gijón is financially supported by the IEEE NANO 2024 conference. On July 8, coinciding with the start of the conference, a crowdfunding campaign will be launched to improve the NANOkit and expand the project’s reach through collaboration with other non-profit socio-educational organizations. This initiative seeks to promote scientific knowledge among young people thanks to community cooperation to ensure that the impact of NANOExplore Gijón is broad and sustainable over time.
IEEE NANO 2024 will be a meaningful and memorable conference for the City of Gijón.

Videogame: NANOGijón

Welcome to NANOGIJON: The Video Game! Join our tiny heroes, the atoms, on an exciting journey to the IEEE NANO 2024 conference in Gijón, Spain. In this adventure, you’ll help the atoms navigate through a world that’s huge compared to them and discover the amazing things that even the smallest beings can achieve. Get ready for a fun and educational experience where you’ll learn about the fascinating world of nanotechnology!

  • Vanessa Pilati Peixoto Jucá (presidenta comité local) – Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • Ana Matilde Mas (vice-presidenta comité local) –Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • José Carlos Martínez García –Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • José Luis Marqués –  Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • Leyre Bei Fraile Aguirre –Universidad de Oviedo / Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Mona Mahmoud Fadel –Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • María González de la Vega – Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • Margo Hauwaert –  Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium / U. Oviedo, Spain
  • Frederic Xu –Université Paris Cité, France / U. Oviedo, Spain
  • María Salvador Fernández –  Universidad de Oviedo, Spain