Welcome to Omni Nano, a Non-Profit Dedicated to Nanotechnology Education.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to nanotechnology education.
We envision American students educated and passionate about nanotechnology, and inspired to pursue future STEM careers for the greater good of our communities and our nation.
We are committed to making nanotechnology education available to every high school student nationwide, whether in a traditional classroom setting or via online access (distance learning), through the use of our high-quality, yet affordable, curriculum.

Selected samples of our educational resourses







We are teaching nanotechnology to the Bresee Center's students..



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Highlights from the 2014 Patrick Soon-Shion Innovation Awards Symposium & Dinner




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Read the Innovation Award article from the Los Angeles Business Journal (PDF)

NSEE-workshop-OmniNano We participated and exhibited at the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) –the Next Steps on December 10-11 2014, an NSF-funded conference on Nanotechnology Education hosted in Arlington, VA.

OmniNano-Founder 02"While facing one of the most important decisions of their lives – choosing their college major – today's high school juniors and seniors typically know very little about the science and engineering of the 21st century."

"If we are able to reach 11th and 12th graders, inspire them about the technologies of the 21st Century, then we can put them on a path to become STEM majors in college, thus setting them on a trajectory of productive professional careers in science and engineering, leading to a significant positive impact on their lives."

"Omni Nano will give every American student the possibility of taking a course in nanotechnology, either in a classroom or online, using a high-quality curriculum.

Omni Nano is a non-profit focused on nanotechnology educationWhat is nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ("STEM"). A highly interdisciplinary study, Nanotechnology embraces concepts from biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics, and encompasses the manipulation of very small materials, called nanomaterials. Click here for a more detailed definition of nanotechnology  and here for its applications.


What are our goals?
Omni Nano has three main goals:

  1. Disseminating nanotechnology education:  Our three projects aim at creating and disseminating educational material in nanotechnology. Our high-quality, student-centered, and interactive educational materials are designed for high school students and college undergraduates – both in-classroom and online – and are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  2. Contributing to lowering the cost of education:   As a charitable organization, Omni Nano has a duty to focus on its mission instead of financial profits. Our curriculum is created to be affordable without sacrificing quality. Omni Nano is reducing production cost of materials by relying primarily on electronic distribution channels.
  3. Becoming a sustainable organization:   Omni Nano plans to become financially sustainable by charging a nominal fee for its nanotechnology curriculum. Generated revenues will be re-invested into the project and utilized to self-support our developmental activities.

Details about our goals are discussed in details on Our Mission page and FAQ.

What are our projects?
Omni Nano's logo. Omni Nano is a non-prfit devoted to nanotechnology education

Omni Nano is currently active on three projects:

  1. Discover Nanotechnology:  Under the Discover Nanotechnology Project, we offer free nanotechnology workshops to high schools both locally in the Los Angeles area and around the world via Skype. These workshops aim to expose college-bound students to the technologies of the 21st century and inspire them to become STEM majors in college. If you are an educator, contact us to learn how your school can participate!
  2. Bridges to Nanotechnology:  Under the Bridges to Nanotechnology Project, Omni Nano is bringing nanotechnology education directly into the classroom. We successfully completed our pilot course at premiere California high school 32nd St./USC Magnet School in Spring 2014. By the end of the semester, the number of students considering a STEM career grew tenfold!
  3. Nanotechnology Curricula:  Our Nanotechnology Curricula Project entails producing educational materials to facilitate teaching the fundamental principles of nanotechnology to the next generation of scientists, engineers, and administrators. Our student-centered curriculum is specifically designed to encourage students to focus on science and engineering by incorporating projects that they can relate to and apply to their everyday modern life.

Omni Nano's Blog: a place to discuss nanotechnology educationDiscuss and discover STEM education on our blog

You are welcome to participate in our Blog discussions!  Omni Nano's Blog is a place to read, discuss, and share teaching experiences about education in nanotechnology. Read and discuss today's education to better form the next generation of innovators and leaders. This is mostly a blog for STEM educators, in particular nanotechnology educators, but everyone is welcome to participate. Sign up and become a blogger at Omni Nano! Create an account at the footer of this page.

The urgent importance of Nanotechnology!

Nanotechnology is forecasted to be a key growth sector, affecting millions of jobs both directly and indirectly, and producing a multi-trillion dollar economy within a decade. Despite its growing importance, nanotechnology is not regularly and widely taught in high schools and colleges, mainly because of lack of properly designed curricula for high school and college general education classes. Omni Nano will bridge this gap by facilitating the introduction of nanotechnology courses into our high schools and colleges.


Take the nano quiz!Test your knowlesge of nanotechnology using our quizzes
Click here to test your own Nano knowledge! Both beginners and more advanced students are encouraged to try.