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2010 NCN Annual Review S13: External Education - Cal Poly Pomona
16 Jun 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
Building an Ontology of Student Thinking
18 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Edward F. Redish
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...
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...
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....
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...
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: 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...
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...
Embedding science and technology education into students' lifestyles and technology choices
06 Dec 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Krishna Madhavan
Learning experiences of the future will be multi-sensory, engage technologies and significant computational power continuously and invisibly, and will be completely engaging. The emergence of highly cross-disciplinary fields like nanoscale science and technology, bioinformatics, and...
Engineering and Science Instructors' Intended Learning Outcomes with Computational Simulations as Learning Tools
21 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandra J. Magana
This presentation describes the results of a study aiming to identify how 14 instructors incorporated into their classrooms computational simulations as learning tools. The study was based on the following research question: What were the intended learning outcomes that guided the instructors'...
Engineering the Classroom: Engineering science as the core for technology teacher education for the 21st century
20 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...
Exploring the Impact of nanoHUB.org on Research and Education Users
15 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, George B. Adams III, Krishna P. C. Madhavan, Nathan Travis Denny, Michael Zentner, Swaroop S, Lynn Zentner, Diane Beaudoin, Mehdi Salmani Jelodar
With over 170,000 users in the last 12 months and over 2,300 resources including nearly 200 simulation tools, nanoHUB.org has established itself as the world’s largest Nanotechnology User Facility. Critical attributes for the success of such science gateways are open access, ease of use, utterly...
Finding Fake Videos With Physics
12 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Rhett Allain
In case you haven’t noticed, the internet is full of videos. Some of these videos are about cats and some about interesting physics topics. You might be surprised to find that some of these online videos are fake (but hopefully you aren’t surprised). But how can you tell if a video...
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,...
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...
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...
Learning with nanoHUB
29 Jul 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Quincy Leon Williams
Interactive media is the most valuable tool for engaging the younger generations of students and future researchers. Since, few instructors have the skills required to incorporate such new technology into their existing curricula, we developed a short seminar designed to bridge the gap between...
Nano-Link: Never go in with a Blank Sheet of Paper
14 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Deb Newberry
This presentation summarizes a proven approach that helps educators find, collect and refine the information that is needed to successfully work with industry and establish strong partnerships. The process and source for collecting employee competencies required by industry is...
nanoHUB - Educational Tour de Force
31 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: David K. Ferry
nanoHUB was originally created to bring together the computational electronics world as a place where programs and results could be efficiently shared. For that purpose, it has matured and grown to where it is a major force in the area. But, it can also be a great tool for education, an...