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Illinois ABE 446 Lecture 1: Introduction/What is nanotechnology?
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11 Feb 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kaustubh Bhalerao
Illinois ABE 446 Lecture 2: Synthetic Nanostructures
Illinois ABE 446 Lecture 3: Quantum Dots and Polymers
3D Molecular Models
21 Jun 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Nicholas Vargo
This animation was created as part of the Children's Museum Nanotechnology Exhibit to give the viewer an idea of what objects look like at the nano-level. The molecules range from something as small …
ABACUS—Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
Introduction When we hear the words, semiconductor device, we may think first of the transistors in PCs or video game consoles, but transistors are the basic component in all of the electronic …
Analysis of Reports of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Program
23 Apr 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Taimur Amjad, Jennifer Nielsen, Lynette Osborne, Shirley Eng, Thomas Jarosz
The Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) Program was initiated as a component in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE) Program, which is part of the …
Are Simulation Tools Developed and Used by Experts Appropriate Experimentation Tools for Educational Contexts?
08 Apr 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Alejandra J. Magana, Sean Brophy, George Bodner
Simulations and visualizations can lead to significant improvements in students' conceptual understanding. This increased understanding may be due to the formation of expert-like dynamic mental …
Building Capacity for Nano Education and Outreach through Partnerships with Science Museums: Overview and Case Study
31 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Carol Lynn Alpert, NCLT administator
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 …
Carbon Nanotube Fracture
Due to their mechanical properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) hold promise as nanoreinforcements in a variety of composites. As a result, numerous theoretical and experimental studies have been …
Characterizing and scaffolding students' conceptions of size and scale
29 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | 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 …
09 Oct 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Jeff Reimers
Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.
Creating Research Links between Science at the Nanoscale and Science Education
28 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | 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 …
DragonflyTV Nano – Using the Power of Television to Introduce Middle School Children to Nanotechnology
15 Jan 2009 | Online Presentations | 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 …
Educating by Computer Animations One Method Proposed to Control Motion at the Nanoscale: How to Roll
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Manuel Emeric
A student oriented approach for teaching was used to develop an explanation about the method to control motion at the nanoscale. The approach is focused on teaching all kind of people, no matter …
Educational Outreach in Nanotechnology
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Charles Evans
In order to bridge the gap between the rapidly expanding field of nanotechnology and the general public, the LEGO Scanning Probe Microscope Team (LSPM) developed tutorials to bring nanotechnology to …
Electronics From the Bottom Up: a view of conductance
17 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | 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 …
Electronics from the Bottom Up: an educational initiative on 21st century electronics
17 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | 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 …
Electronics From the Bottom Up: top-down/bottom-up views of length
17 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | 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 …
Embedding science and technology education into students' lifestyles and technology choices
06 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | 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 …
Engineering and Science Instructors' Intended Learning Outcomes with Computational Simulations as Learning Tools
21 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | 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 …
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