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Welcome to Minnesota - the land of Sky Blue Waters! 

  

Chapter Contacts

Chapter Events

Chapter News

Minnesota Chapter Executive Committee:

Ferid Grutzner, President
ferid.grutzner@veoliaes.com
(763) 786-3660

Jennifer Volkman, Vice-President
Jennifer.Volkman@pca.state.mn.us
(651) 757-2801

Ken Frederick, Secretary
ken.frederick@co.blue-earth.mn.us
(507) 304-4382

Cheryl Lofrano-Zaske, Treasurer
clofrano-zaske@rbrc.com
(320) 963-2232

Greg Boe, Past President
gboe@co.scott.mn.us
(952) 496-8652

 

Chapter Events:

The MN Chapter 2012 Spring Meeting was held on Friday, March 9 at the Dakota County Eco-Site.  Included in this meeting was a tour of their HHW and Recycling Center, chapter business, and discussion of the possibility of hosting the 2013 National NAHMMA Conference right here in Minnesota.  This is BIG NEWS, so stay tuned!!

Make plans to attend our 2012 summer meeting in Duluth (somewhere around the last Friday in June), and our fall meeting (in the Twin Cities, sometime in October).  Both of these meetings will feature exciting tours and gripping discussions, so be sure to attend.  The Minnesota Chapter of NAHMMA thanks you for your on-going participation!

Please contact Chapter President Ferid Grutzner at ferid.grutzner@veoliaes.com for more information.

 

 

 

Here are some links to discussion points from previous meetings: 

 

 Resources on Nanotechnology

 Notes from the Minnesota Chapter NAHMMA Spring Meeting on 3-11-2011
 
1.       Nano Environmental Health & Safety, from the ASME Nanotechnology Institute. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nanotechnology Institute has published a new podcast as part of its educational outreach initiative on all aspects of nanotechnology developed by society. This podcast, "Nano Environmental Health & Safety", with Dr. Andrew Maynard, Chair of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center, deals with environmental, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology. It is available via download, along with the rest of the series, at the link below. 
 
 
2.       “Keeping Pace with Nanotechnology” slides from Pollution Prevention through Nanotechnology Conference, Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, September 25-26, 2007, by Lee Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies, The George Washington University Law School
 
3.       Where Does the Nano Go? New Report on End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies (a one-hour video by the Environmental Law Institute) - great presentations (poor slide quality) by Woodrow Wilson Center and Environmental Law Institute.  Recommendations include: urging investors and insurers to look at impacts in new products or investments. mms://summersquall.wilsoncenter.org/NANO/NANO_20070726.wmv
 
4.       Nanotechology – Nano Projects and Experience - the Meridian Institute http://sites.merid.org/nano/
Meridian Institute's Nanotechnology and Development News service summarizes recent and pertinent developments about nanotechnology and development issues. Note that summary titles are taken directly from source titles.  Subscribe if interested in following the latest in nano developments.
 
5.       Governing Nanobiotechnology: Reinventing Oversight in the 21st Century”- University of Minnesota presentations from April 2010 conference.  All speaker’s video presentations available online at  http://www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu/conferences/2010_challenge/agenda
 
 
6.       Nova: “Making Stuff Smaller” - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/making-stuff-smaller.html
One hour program on various new products involving nanotechnology. Educational for beginners.
 
7.    Nano, the Next Dimension http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCpkq_AeX50 (Film produced for European Commission) -  This link is very interesting, but it relies heavily on English subtitles.

 

 

Resources on Nanotechnology
 NAHMMA – the Minnesota Chapter Meeting on 3-11-2011
 
1.       Nano Environmental Health & Safety, from the ASME Nanotechnology Institute. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nanotechnology Institute has published a new podcast as part of its educational outreach initiative on all aspects of nanotechnology developed by society. This podcast, "Nano Environmental Health & Safety", with Dr. Andrew Maynard, Chair of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center, deals with environmental, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology. It is available via download, along with the rest of the series, at the link below. 
 
2.       “Keeping Pace with Nanotechnology” slides from Pollution Prevention through Nanotechnology Conference, Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, September 25-26, 2007, by Lee Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies, The George Washington University Law School
 
3.       Where Does the Nano Go? New Report on End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies (a one-hour video by the Environmental Law Institute) - great presentations (poor slide quality) by Woodrow Wilson Center and Environmental Law Institute.  Recommendations include: urging investors and insurers to look at impacts in new products or investments. mms://summersquall.wilsoncenter.org/NANO/NANO_20070726.wmv
 
4.       Nanotechology – Nano Projects and Experience - the Meridian Institute http://sites.merid.org/nano/
Meridian Institute's Nanotechnology and Development News service summarizes recent and pertinent developments about nanotechnology and development issues. Note that summary titles are taken directly from source titles.  Subscribe if interested in following the latest in nano developments.
 
5.       Governing Nanobiotechnology: Reinventing Oversight in the 21st Century”- University of Minnesota presentations from April 2010 conference.  All speaker’s video presentations available online at  http://www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu/conferences/2010_challenge/agenda
 
6.       Nova: “Making Stuff Smaller” - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/making-stuff-smaller.html
One hour program on various new products involving nanotechnology. Educational for beginners.
 
7.    Nano, the Next Dimension http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCpkq_AeX50 (Film produced for European Commission) -  This link is very interesting, but it relies heavily on English subtitles.
 
8.   "Principles for the Oversight of Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials" – Visit NanoAction.org at http://nanoaction.org/nanoaction/index.cfm to view the "Principles for the Oversight of Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials," a publication assembled by a work group that established eight points to be followed for the oversight of the development of “all things nano" including applying the "Precautionary Principle."
 
 
 

 

 

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