Carbon Nanotube Fracture
27 May 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Christine M Aikens, George C. Schatz, Marcelo Carignano
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 performed in order to understand the behavior of CNTs under axial tension. Whereas quantum mechanical...
Pineapple Packaging Design Challenge
29 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau
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...
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...
Is Measuring an Art or a Science?
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Monica Hochstein, NNCI Nano
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...
Jeffrey E Kuhn
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...
Jun 15 2014
Cloud-based modeling and simulations to enhance student learning in engineering and science
Lucelys Iguaran Amaya
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...
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...
Justin L Hess
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...
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
PDF document: retinal.pdf
Isomerization reactions are very important in vision, as well as in many other chemical processes. When light is adsorbed, the double bond at carbon 11 in retinal (which...