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  1. Using Media to Explore Social and Ethical Issues in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies

    23 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Deborah Bassett, NNCI Nano

    This lesson introduces students to social and ethical issues related to  nanotechnology. The lesson demonstrates possible social issues through case studies using popular films, books, and news stories. The lesson is intended to stimulate discussion about social and ethical issues related...

  2. Diagnostics for All: Teaching Relevance of Science and Engineering to Solving Societal Problems

    21 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: J. Marc Abelard, NNCI Nano

    This a cross-disciplinary lesson that connects chemistry with social and ethical issues. It is tied to a new and promising inexpensive form of diagnostics called paper diagnostics. The issue discussed focuses on HIV Aids.

  3. Nanotechnology and Cosmetics

    15 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Rochelle Lofstrand, NNCI Nano

    This is a series of four lessons which build upon each other to explore the use of nanotechnology in cosmetics as well as the social and ethical issues associated with nano-based cosmetics. The purpose of these lessons is to familiarize students with the chemistry of cosmetics and the anatomy...

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  6. 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...

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  8. 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...

  9. WALLA Lecture: Social Implications of Nanoscience

    05 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Ronald F. Turco

  10. Alejandra J. Magana

    Alejandra J. Magana is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. Dr. Magana earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Purdue...