||If you are an innovative, K-12 teacher curious about emerging technology and want to know what the big deal is about nanotechnology this conference is for you. Join us in Danville, Virginia where the experts in the field will be your guides to the nanoworld. Your adventure begins with Nobel Laureate, Sir Harry Kroto, a co-discoverer of the buckyball, who is often regarded as a founding father of nanotechnology. He will introduce you to this emerging science and explain why it is important for you, your students and society. Kroto, who is a passionate science educator, will share his tools for unlocking the mysteries of nanoscience with your students. Your tour into the nanoworld will continue at the direction of Dr. Wade Adams, the Director of the Smalley Institute at Rice University. The Smalley Institute is named for Rick Smalley, the Father of Nanotechnology and co-discoverer of the buckyball. Rice University is responsible for some of the most astounding nanoscience discoveries to date. He will walk you through current research and explain what is so unique about nanoscience. Your journey will continue with the help of a Jim Batterson, a recently retired NASA Scientist and Senior Advisor to the Commonwealth for STEM Initiatives. Jim Batterson, who will discuss the state of STEM in Virginia and what nanotechnology could mean to Virginia Sol's. Two prominent women also join our nanoscience exploration. Marlene Bourne, an expert in nanoscience consumer products, will discuss the amazing nanoproducts, which you may already be using, that are changing our world. Finally, this Teacher Professional Development program would not be complete without tools for the classroom. For this we've brought in the Science Editor of DragonflyTV, Lisa Regalla, who created a mini-series on nanoscience for middle schoolers. You'll learn about the best, FREE, nanoscience resources for the classroom.
Registration Opens September 1st via www.ialr.org/nanoteach
Cost $15.00, includes lunch and breaks
Extensive Take-Away Materials, Give-Aways, and Early Bird Drawing, too.
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