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2010 NCN Annual Review S13: External Education - Cal Poly Pomona
16 Jun 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
Overview of How People Learn Framework to Support Instructional Design
19 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Sean Brophy
The National Academy of Sciences commissioned a report on How People Learn which is now being used by a wide range of educators and researchers. The report provides a review of critical research on human cognition that has informed the development of pedagogical methods that lead to learning....
Characterizing and scaffolding students' conceptions of size and scale
29 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandra J. Magana
Scale concepts transcend disciplinary boundaries of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology because they are essential for performing explanations, theory generation, observation, and activities associated with design. Current research related to size and scale has identified several...
Engineering the Classroom: Engineering science as the core for technology teacher education for the 21st century
28 Apr 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Michael De Miranda, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanosca
This NCLT seminar presentation will report on content analysis research of pre-service teacher/engineering science students’ ability to conceptualize, design, and evaluate student design brief solutions in high school technology classes. This research is just a part of a larger challenge within...
Building Capacity for Nano Education and Outreach through Partnerships with Science Museums: Overview and Case Study
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31 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: carol lynn alpert, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanosca
This session will present the background and theory behind these collaborations and activities, provide examples, and address evaluative aspects. We will also touch briefly on a range of other examples of nanoscale research center – informal science education institutional collaborations, now...
DragonflyTV Nano – Using the Power of Television to Introduce Middle School Children to Nanotechnology
15 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Hudson, Joan Freese, Angie Prindle, Lisa Regalla
DragonflyTV is a PBS science series for children, broadcast nationwide and on the internet. DragonflyTV models authentic science inquiry through its unique approach: In each episode, ordinary kids conduct their own inquiry-based investigations, modeling the inquiry process and communicating the...
Teaching Risk Studies
24 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Berube
Risk studies needs to be taught to all students. While not necessitating a stand-alone status in educational settings prior to post-secondary education, it might behoove to find creative ways to add components of risk studies to K-12 curriculum. This lecture will examine some of the challenges...
nanoHUB.org: Future Cyberinfrastructure Serving a Community of 60,000 Today
23 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: George B. Adams III, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Lundstrom, Michael McLennan
nanoHUB.org provides users with "fingertip access" to over 70 simulation tools for research and education. Users not only launch jobs that are executed on the state-of-the-art computational facilities of Open Science Grid and TeraGrid, but also interactively visualize and analyze the results—all...
17 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Carl Batt, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanosca
There is an overwhelming need on the part of the research community to explain our efforts in nanoscale science and engineering to the general public. To do so effectively there is also a need to catalogue the public's understanding of nanotechnology especially with respect to their ability to...
Electronics From the Bottom Up: a view of conductance
17 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Resistance is one of the first concepts an electrical engineer learns, but things get interesting at the nanoscale. Experimentalists have found that no matter how short the resistor is, its resistance cannot drop below a fundamental lower limit. They also found that resistance increases in...
Electronics From the Bottom Up: top-down/bottom-up views of length
17 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
When devices get small stochastic effects become important. Random dopant effects lead to uncertainties in a MOSFET’s threshold voltage and gate oxides breakdown is a random process. Even a concept as simple as “channel length” becomes uncertain. This short (20 min) talk, a footnote to the...
Electronics from the Bottom Up: an educational initiative on 21st century electronics
17 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom, Supriyo Datta, Muhammad A. Alam
In the 1960’s, a group of leaders from industry and academia, recognized that the age of vacuum tubes was ending and that engineers would have to be educated differently if they were to realize the opportunities that the new field of microelectronics presented. The Semiconductor Electronics...
From Research to Learning in Chemistry through Visualization and Computation
17 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Jakobsson
Modern chemistry research and high school chemistry education are separated by institutional and geographical boundaries. As such, much of secondary chemistry education is still based on the periodic table instead of the computational methods that drive current chemistry research. In this talk,...
Perspectives on NanoScience and Engineering Education (NSEE)
09 Feb 2007 |
Building capacity in NSEE is the driving mission for the National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NCLT). Robert Chang, the Director of NCLT, will discuss the urgency of improving science education in this country and present how NCLT is granted...
Team-based learning in a based learning in a nanotechnology course: Enhancing Enhancing critical thinking through course structure
04 Jan 2007 |
K-12 Nanotechnology Education Outreach for Workforce Development: The Georgia Institute of Technology Model
08 Jan 2007 |
At a time when competition for obtaining research grant money is at a critically high level of complexity, coincidentally, the recruitment of U.S. students to science and engineering courses of study and careers is at an all time low. The NSF estimates that by the year 2015 there will be a need...
What Can We Learn About Doing Content-Based Educational Research on Teaching and Learning from the 30-Year History of Research in Chemical Education?
07 Jun 2006 |
This talk is based on the assumption that one of the functions of the National Center for Learning & Teaching is to promote basic research on teaching and learning within the content domain of nanoscale science and engineering. In order to understand what this might involve, we will look at...
Teaching approaches for including nanotechnology and other current topics in the undergraduate curriculum: Context, inquiry and authentic science practice
02 May 2006 |
Topics in nanotechnology and nanoscience are unlikely to be found to any great extent in traditional instructional materials, including textbooks and laboratory manuals. While this may change in the future, it would be useful for today's undergraduate classroom to make use of teaching approaches...
Creating Research Links between Science at the Nanoscale and Science Education
28 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Nora H. Sabelli
This talk will address what is needed to reduce the gap between current science education and science education that incorporates the ideas in current nanoscience. The ability to manipulate matter at increasingly smaller scales of distance and time has blurred the boundaries between disciplines....
Launch of a Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
21 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: larry bell
The Museum of Science, Boston, in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to form and lead a national Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) comprised of multiple...