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Learning Module: Microcantilevers
09 Feb 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module introduces you to the microcantilever, its applications in micro and nanotechnologies, its use in sensor arrays, and how it works in both static and dynamic modes of operation. There is a pre and post-test, four (4) informational units (PKs), and two (2)...
17 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Darren Hayes, Nancy Healy
Many plastics are in our oceans due to pollution, including ocean dumping and land runoff. Sunlight and alkaline ocean water break these plastics down into small particles, many are nanoscale in size. These nanoparticles can easily enter our cells. Students examine if and how these...
Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-nanotechnology
11 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Samantha Andrews
This lesson explores the ethical concerns related to bio-nanotechnology. Bio-nanotechnology is the application of nanotechnology to living things. This ranges from the creation of pharmaceuticals to medical devices. While scientists have created many life-saving treatments ethical concerns, such...
Mixtures and Nanotechnology
11 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Joyce Palmer Allen
The purpose of this unit is to help students make the connection that the classification of mixtures is based on the size of particles. This connects to two of the Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Stevens, Sutherland, and Krajick 2009). The first is Size and Scale or factors...
Introduction to Creative Problem Solving in Nanotechnology
10 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph Nunn
This lesson serves as an introduction to the field of nanotechnology by discussing its real-world implications in light of current economic issues and conditions. The lesson is performed using the Creative Problem-Solving format and serves as a method to encourage debate on current topics.
Small Scale Sculpting
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Marilyn Garza
This lab is analogous with some nanofabrication processes. This lab will help students understand some of the challenges encountered while making semiconductor chips and waveguides, both of which are found in electronic circuits.
Small Scale Stenciling
Making a Liquid Crystal Thermometer
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Rano Sidhu
Liquid crystals are matter that has properties between those of a liquid and a solid. Liquid crystals may flow like a liquid but have crystals like a solid.colors of the objects are Color is the outcome of various light properties: absorption, refraction, or reflection. In the case of liquid...
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...
Powers of Ten with the Blue Morpho Butterfly
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Nancy Healy, Marilyn Garza
This activity is designed to help students understand the concept of scale and magnification when examining a Blue Morpho butterfly wing. The activity requires the use of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) but images are provided if there is no access to an SEM.
Using Modeling to Demonstrate Self-Assembly in Nanotechnology
01 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Rocquel Stanley
There are two activities in this lesson, the Fly Prison and the Water Maze. The Fly Prison is a hands-on modeling activity designed to introduce students to the area of nanotechnology and give them a basic understanding of how researchers build very small devices by the self-assembly of...
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
Nanoengineering ESSI K-State 2012
28 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Gurpreet Singh
Molecular Orbital Theory
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18 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: luis emmanuel bonilla
This is the seventh contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006.Luis Bonilla and Abel Perez have designed a presentation on molecular orbital theory for high school students.Abel Perez: I obtained my BS at Instituto...
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
14 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: David Echevarria Torres
The XPS (X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) it is also known as ESCA (Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis). This technique is based on the theory of the photoelectric effect that was developed by Einstein, yet it was Dr. Siegbahn and his research group who developed the XPS technique. The...
11 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Victor Hugo Estrada Rivera, Elizabeth Gardner
This is the third contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006.This PowerPoint presentation describes a brief history of how the transistor was developed, how a transistor works and its possible applications. It is at...