NNCI Education Webinar | The NNCO: Supporting the NNI (That Means You)

Featuring Quinn Spadola, Deputy Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Abstract: Quinn Spadola will define the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) which includes all members of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) community. She will also give an overview of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) and its various duties and goals. Lastly, she will share ways you can further interact with and benefit from this federally funded resource.

Bio: Quinn Spadola is the deputy director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO). She is motivated by a desire to broaden participation in the STEM workforce. She sees nanotechnology as a powerful tool to engage and excite future STEM professionals as well as to bring together agency representatives, academics, and members of industry to tackle challenges such as climate change and pandemic preparedness. Prior to returning to the NNCO, Spadola was the associate director of education for the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), a network of open nanotechnology laboratory user facilities supported by the National Science Foundation, and the director of education and outreach for the NNCI site at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Spadola began her time at the NNCO as an AAAS science and technology policy Fellow in 2014. After her fellowship, she served as education and outreach coordinator and technical advisor to the director until 2018. She received her Ph.D. in physics from Arizona State University and her MFA in science and natural history filmmaking from Montana State University.

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