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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...
Backward Design for Instruction
07 Apr 2010 | Contributor(s):: Krishna P. C. Madhavan, Sean Brophy
Backward design is an instructional design process that focuses on what specific learning objectives need to be accomplished and how learning will be assessed appropriately before the instructional materials are designed. This design process is the complete opposite of what instructors typically...
BNSF Outreach Activity for High School Students: Nanoengineering Track
09 Jul 2013 | Contributor(s):: Gurpreet Singh
Outreach activity for high school students: Nanoengineering track (Kansas State University).Purpose: To encourage diverse young people to pursue careers in engineering and help them understand how engineers improve people's lives and make the world a better place.Event supported by BNSF
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...
How People Learn 101: Theory and Practice
One of the primary goals of the NCN Education and Assessment Group is to allow insights from engineering education research to diffuse into the engineering curricula. This resource is designed to provide faculty members designing a course using nanoHUB resources a quick introduction to the How...
Illinois 2012: Societal Implications of Nanotechnology in Addressing Grand Global Challenges
04 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Irfan S. Ahmad
Nanotechnology has been heralded by some as a savior of humanity, while the naysayers have advocated placing a moratorium on nanotechnology research. Global challenges in areas of water, energy, health, and environment derive hope from nanotechnology for providing novel solutions. There are now...
Is measuring an art or a science?
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Monica Hochstein
Nanotechnology occurs on the scale of 1-100 nanometers (in one direction). There have been numerous predictions about the growth in nanotechnology production and its impact on manufacturing in the near future. Manufacturing and commercial exchange of nano products will create a need for...
23 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Ogaga Daniel Odele, Francesca Polo, Hanjun Xian, Krishna P. C. Madhavan
Simulate the normal distribution curve with varying mean and standard deviation
Thinking about Learning Objectives
07 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Krishna P. C. Madhavan
The first and most significant step in the backward design process is the identification of clear learning objectives that will eventually be assessed. Using New Bloom's Taxonomy as the theoretical basis, we highlight how learning objectives can be written such that they focus on cognitive and...
Work-in-Progress: First-Year Engineering Students' Self-Reported Knowledge of Nanotechnology – The Development of a Coding Scheme
07 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...