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NCN Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
NCN-SLC holds an NCN Student Research Symposium (NSRS) in Spring/ Summer each year. The purpose is to bring together students from the various research groups working on nanoscience and...
Materials Camp for High School Students
01 Jul 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau
These activities were all developed for the Materials Camp program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), which began in 2011. The camp is a five-day, non-residential program designed to introduce mostly local 10th-12th grade students to the field of materials engineering and the...
Balloon Skewer Relay Race
29 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau
Do you think you could get a bamboo barbecue skewer through a balloon without popping it? With a little dish soap and some practice, I bet you could! Skewering a balloon is a fun and inexpensive way to demonstrate the structure-dependent properties of polymers. Polymers are made...
Materials Matching Mixer Activity
This materials-themed ice breaker activity is great for the first day of a camp program to get students thinking about basic material properties, as well as talking to each other and speaking out loud in front of the group. The name of a common engineering material (steel, rubber, concrete,...
Pineapple Packaging Design Challenge
This activity asks students to work in teams to consider the pros and cons of different materials as a container for cut pineapple (metal can plastic jar, glass jar). It reinforces the differences between different categories of material, weighing conflicting factors to reach a design...
Engineering Communication with Tinker Toys
This resource describes three variations on an engineering communication activity using Tinker Toys. In the main activity, small groups of students are given a bag of Tinker Toys and instructed to build anything they like. They are then asked to write down building instructions for...
Nanomaterials have a structure whose size is on the scale of 1-100nm. Materials with this size characteristic can have unique chemical, electrical, optical, thermal and structural properties. A...
Introduction to Back Propagation
13 Feb 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Mauricio Segovia
Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education
K-12 Educational Module on Sustainability: What's Inside a Hard Drive?
20 Jun 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Congying Wang
This lesson is originally designed as an outreach activity for high school students, and it can be easily transformed and integrated into current K-12 courses. In this educational module, students will learn the concepts of sustainability, electronics wastes (e-wastes), and life cycles via the...
Oct 09 2018
National Nanotechnology Day
Flexible Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Field-Effect Transistor (TMDFET) Model
07 Apr 2016 | Compact Models | Contributor(s):
By Morteza Gholipour1, Deming Chen2
1. Babol University of Technology 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Verilog-A model of flexible transition metal dichalcogenide field-effect transistors (TMDFETs), considering effects when scaling the transistor size down to the 16-nm technology node.
Mar 31 2016
NSTA Meeting - Nano science and engineering education resources on display at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference