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  • Organization
    Purdue University

  • Employment Type
    University / College Staff

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  • Address(s)
    Tanya Faltens
    207 South Martin Jischke Drive
    West Lafayette IN, 47907

  • Biography

    Tanya Faltens is the Educational Content Creation Manager for the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) which created the open access cyber-platform.

    Her technical background is in Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D. UCLA 2002), and she has several years’ experience in hands-on informal science education, including working at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley.

    While at Cal Poly Pomona, she taught the first year engineering course, mentored student capstone research projects, and introduced nanoHUB simulation tools into the undergraduate curriculum in materials science and engineering and electrical engineering courses.

    In 2011, Dr. Faltens was elected to the Wall of COOL for her use of technology in the classroom. Check out the 2011 archive for details at .

    Dr. Faltens enjoys finding ways to present STEM concepts to broad audiences and encouraging students, including women and others in traditionally under-represented groups, to consider graduate school. Five of her former undergraduate research students have been admitted to Ph.D. programs, with 4 currently enrolled., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.