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Teaching middle school or high school students? Use these resources to help kids understand what nanotechnology is and how it may impact their lives. You might start by watching Mark Ratner's seminar A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. Check out the various animations that we have to explain nanoscience concepts. Try running a simple tool online, such as CNTbands.

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  1. How to Remove Metals from Water with Polymers

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Gerardo Lopez, Arizona State University, NEWT Center

    Heavy metals in our water sources have been an ongoing contamination issue that has been growing, especially since the industrialization era. Methods such as adsorption have been previously developed to try to remove these metals from the water in the most cost-effective and as efficiently...

  2. Mr. Waters Takes a Bath at the NEWT Water Treatment Facility

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Melissa Mason, Rice University, NEWT Center

    Antimicrobial drinking water has improved over the years with less deaths from water contamination. Scientists and engineers have developed methods to produce larger volumes of water. However, to produce volumes of purified drinking water to accommodate billions of people is an everyday...

  3. Keep Our Dirty Clean

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Leonel Resendiz, Rice University, NEWT Center

    Pyrolytic treated of contaminated clay (bentonite) impregnated with iron and copper have shown promise as a viable route to the treatment of crude-oil contaminated soils including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAHs are a class of chemicals that occur naturally in coal, crude oil,...

  4. Adaptations to Convection Cells

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Chris Winkler, Rice University, NEWT Center

    Changing temperature differences between the poles and the equator, and the rate of the Earth’s spin, create unique atmospheric patterns. These movements help to transfer heat from the equator to the poles thus creating weather. Deep Learning is used to help predict the changes due to...

  5. Making a Self-Cleaning Anti-Scale Coating for Water Treatment Systems

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Mariana Quinn, Rice University, NEWT Center

    How are Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) used in water treatment? This research focuses on harnessing the electrical properties of Carbon Nanotubes in order to create a coat that prevents scale and biofilm buildup in water treatment systems.

  6. BNNTs

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Shawna Lee-Paul, Rice University

    Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are nano particles with unique properties, including high mechanical strength, high thermal conductivity, and neutron shielding capacity. These properties are beneficial for numerous applications, such as aerospace, electronics, and energy-efficient...

  7. PhotoBleaching

    20 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Jessica Dupa, Rice University, NEWT Center

    What is PhotoBleaching?    Is this shorting video, we will learning about pigments and how color can be lost due to photobleaching. 

  8. Removal of PFOAS & Nitrate From Waste Water

    20 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Sheena Carbaugh, Arizona State University, NEWT Center

    How do per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs or PFOAs) and nitrates affect the food we consume? This study focuses on how naturally occurring PFAs/PFOAs and nitrates, which are harmful when consumed in large quantities, can be removed via biodegradation.

  9. Mineral Mayhem: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    21 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: William Haight, Jeffrey Kohoutek, Cari Kremmin, Jeanna Wieselmann, Rebecca Konz, Aran Glancy, Molly Leifeld, Forster Ntow, Marc Schulte, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Mineral Mayhem is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes teacher...

  10. Planet Andoddin: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    21 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Andrea Appel, Todd Marder, Emilie Siverling, Hillary E Merzdorf, Justin McFadden, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Planet Andoddin is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes teacher...

  11. EngrTEAMS Curricular Units

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Tamara J. Moore

  12. Electromagnetic Claw Game: Diggin' For Fools' Gold: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Andrea Appel, Heather Butzlaff, Mandy Mach, Aran Glancy, Murat Akarsu, Jeanna Wieselmann, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Electromagnetic Claw Game: Diggin' For Fools' Gold is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards...

  13. Ecuadorian Fishermen: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Kristi Berg, Sonja Dunlap, Emilie Siverling, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores, Emily Dare, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Ecuadorian Fishermen is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes...

  14. Flood Rescue Mission: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: David Rafferty, Elizabeth Scheidel, Emily Dare, Felicia Leammukda, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Flood Rescue Mission is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes...

  15. Got GMOs?: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Jolene Chrzaszcz, Brian Eberhardt, Rob Johnson, Maurina Aranda, Selcen Guzey, Beth Ring, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Got GMOs? is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes teacher guides,...

  16. Greenhouse: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Jim Schrankler, Christina Miller, Selcen Guzey, Preethi Titu, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Greenhouse is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes teacher...

  17. Landmine Detonation: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Lead Authors: Heather Butzlaff, Angie Peterson, Kyle Whipple, Sousada Chidthachack, Gillian Roehrig, Aran Glancy, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Landmine Detonation is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes...

  18. Laser Security System: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Patrick Crawford, Erin Fenlon, Corbin Rice, Amanda Johnston, Jeanna Wieselmann, Felicia Leammukda, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Laser Security System is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes...

  19. Loon Nesting Platforms: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Kellie Kroc Sharold, Katie Pangborn, Molly Stillings, Corey Mathis, Wendy Niesl, Mike Enah, Alaina Szostkowski, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Loon Nesting Platforms is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes...

  20. Pollutants in the Pond: An EngrTEAMS Curricular Unit

    20 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Sean Duncanson, Teresa Stevens, Drew Houland, Richard Lie, Corey Mathis, Angelina Constantine, Christina Miller, Kerrie Douglas, Tamara J. Moore

    Pollutants in the Pond is an engineering design-based STEM curricular unit. The unit aims to facilitate the learning of major science and mathematical concepts and skills within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) respectively. The unit includes...