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  1. Nanotechnology and the NAE Grand Challenge Reverse Engineer the Brain

    14 Aug 2017 | Contributor(s):: Edward Davis, Virginia Davis, Joni Lakin

    This group of materials is designed to provide a framework to teach students in an introductory engineering course basic nanotechnology concepts. The materials use the NAE grand challenge “Reverse Engineering the Brain” to underpin the need and potential for nanotechnology to address...

  2. Engineering Career Profiles

    10 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Tamecia Raishaun Jones

    Although there are many programs and curriculum opportunities for students to do engineering projects, surveys from middle and high school students have said that they are interested in what engineers do from day to day.  We have interviewed scientists and engineers who do...

  3. Measuring the Impact of Service-Learning Projects in Engineering: High School Students' Perspectives

    10 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Tamecia Raishaun Jones, Jean M Trusedell, William "Bill" C. Oakes, Monica Elaine Cardella

    We have seen the benefits of service learning and its impact on perceptions and knowledge of engineering and recognize it as a successful mechanism for introducing often highly abstracted concepts to younger students.  This paper describes the analysis of student reflections from...

  4. A profile of a Nano EPICS High School - Agawam High School

    10 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Tamecia Raishaun Jones

    This is a short profile of an EPICS High School that has found a way to integrate nano into its curriculum.  The profile describes how the teacher used her specialized background in marine biology to create a plan for nano project in a marine biology classroom.  At the time, this...

  5. Nanotechnology and the NAE Grand Challenge Make Solar Energy Economical

    20 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Edward Davis, Virginia A. Davis

    This group of materials is designed to provide a framework to teach students in an introductory engineering course basic nanotechnology concepts. The materials use the NAE grand challenge “Make Solar Energy Economical” to underpin the need and potential for nanotechnology to address...

  6. The Shortcomings and Strengths of Nanotechnology Education: A Student's Perspective

    02 Mar 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Duncan McClure

    Nanotechnology degrees are relatively new, and a growing number of them are available at many 2-year colleges and 4-year universities.  Due to its young age, nanotechnology education is still being perfected. Its shortcomings and the experiences of recent alumni have yet to be reported in...

  7. Finding Fake Videos With Physics

    18 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 is...

  8. nanoHUB Used in Research: A One Developer/User View

    18 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska

    In this presentation I will give overview of selected nanoHUB tools and their potential for performing state- of-the-art research. The tools selected for this purpose include SCHRED, QuaMC2D, and OMEN nanowire/ NEMO5. ...

  9. nanoHUB@SIU: Pedagogy and Beyond

    22 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Shaikh S. Ahmed

    As a postdoctoral researcher at NCN, during the years 2005-7, in addition to usual research activities, I was tasked with working closely with the nanoHUB Team to augment a few pre-existing quantum device simulators, create rappturized user interfaces, and run end-to-end simulations for...

  10. nanoHUB: Not Just for PhDs

    20 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Deb Newberry

    In 2004, Dakota County Technical College started a 2 year, AAS degree Nanoscience Technician program. This program has always involved an aspect of computer simulations, both in a specific Computer Simulation class and as a part of several other classes such as the nanoelectronics and materials...

  11. nanoHUB - Educational Tour de Force

    14 Jan 2016 | | 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Tensile Testing Laboratory: Nanoscale and Macroscale Metal Samples

    24 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Aisling Coughlan, Kendra A. Erk, David Ray Johnson, Tanya Faltens, Alejandro Strachan, Heidi A Diefes-Dux

    This document is an updated (Fall 2015) sophomore materials science and engineering tensile testing laboratory handout that introduces students to the atomic-level processes that are responsible for plastic deformation. By performing standard tensile tests on a ductile metal in conjunction with...

  14. Women and Physics

    13 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Laura McCullough

    A discussion of some of the issues surrounding women's participation in physics. What comes with being of the feminine persuasion in a physics world?  What hinders women's participation in physics?  What helps?  Why is it important?  The fun and occasional fury of...

  15. Teaching Science with Science Fiction

    13 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kelly McCullough, Laura McCullough

    Science fiction is one possible tool for increasing engagement in science classrooms, as well as offering opportunities for modeling scientific thinking, illustrating points of scientific interest, and addressing reading and writing standards for classroom content. Join Laura and Kelly McCullough...

  16. Tensile Testing of Nanoscale and Macroscale Metal Samples

    25 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Aisling Coughlan, Kendra A. Erk, David Ray Johnson, Tanya Faltens, Alejandro Strachan, Heidi A Diefes-Dux

    This document is a sophomore materials science and engineering tensile testing laboratory handout (Fall 2014) that introduces students to the atomic-level processes that are responsible for plastic deformation. By performing standard tensile tests on a ductile metal in conjunction with...

  17. Building an Ontology of Student Thinking

    18 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Edward F. Redish

  18. Uso de simulaciones en investigación y educación en ciencia e ingeniería

    17 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan

    En una colaboración entre la Escuela de Ingeniería de EAFIT, el Centro de Computación Científica Apolo y Proyecto 50, recibimos a Alejandro Strachan, profesor de la Universidad de Purdue, quien nos dio la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre qué es una...

  19. First-Year Engineering Students' Communication of Nanotechnology Size & Scale in a Design Challenge

    22 Apr 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Yi Kong, Heidi A Diefes-Dux, Krishna Madhavan

    While nanotechnology is a highly engaging topic for students, it entails concepts that are difficult to understand and need to be carefully considered when incorporating nanotechnology into classroom instruction. The notion of size and scale (also referred to as a “big idea” in learning nanoscale...

  20. NCN Education Team: Student Research

    09 Apr 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Oguz Hanoglu, Yi Kong