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Analysis of Reports of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Program
30 Apr 2013 | 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 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) in...
Case Studies: First-Year Engineering Nanotechnology-based Design Projects
04 Jul 2013 | Contributor(s):: Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Heidi A Diefes-Dux, Krishna Madhavan
Nanotechnology as a research field presents many new opportunities and challenges for educating the next generation of engineers. In this paper, we attempt to understand the impact of this research team's initiatives to increase engineering students' awareness and understanding of nanotechnology....
First-Year Engineering Students Explore Nanotechnology in Engineering
Nanotechnology is a promising field for advancement, but not many engineering students graduate with a sufficient understanding of nanotechnology and its potential. The purpose of this study is to understand whether first-year engineering (FYE) students can find connections between nanotechnology...
First-Year Engineering Students' Learning of Nanotechnology through an Open-Ended Project
Nanotechnology is an innovative and highly active field of research and development that presents many opportunities for future graduates. Engineering students should be made more aware of the field of nanotechnology and its potential impact on their academics, careers, and lives. This research...
Work-in-Progress: First-Year Engineering Students' Self-Reported Knowledge of Nanotechnology – The Development of a Coding Scheme
11 Nov 2014 | Contributor(s):: Oguz Hanoglu, Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Yi Kong, Krishna Madhavan, Heidi A Diefes-Dux
Different types of instruction are used at the college-level for increasing students’ knowledge of nanotechnology. Purdue University introduced nanotechnology to first-year engineering students in an introductory engineering course through two nanotechnology-related projects. The students...