Monday, January 17, 2011

A Look Into the Nano World - Free One Day Professional Development Opportunity - February 23, 2011 Northeastern University

We will be offering the following one-day workshop at Northeastern University on February 23, 2011.

Please complete the application available in the following link if you are interested in attending this session.

PDP's available for the session.

A Look Into the Nano World

The nanotechnology workshop’s goal is to inform you about the fundamentals of nanotechnology -- probably the most significant technology of the 21st century -- and give you tools and a sufficient comfort level so that you will bring your knowledge and enthusiasm back to your students. Workshop content includes:

What constitutes nanotechnology and how it relates to and enhances material in general science, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics?

Discussion why knowledge of nanotechnology is increasingly important to both you and your students.

Responses to a basic student question, “Why should I be interested in nanotechnology?” through illustrations of current and future applications and products in medicine, computers, and materials, many of which have a distinct, “Science Fiction,” flavor. We will also talk about career opportunities for your students resulting from nanotechnology.

Exploration, through several hands-on experiments, of phenomena unique to the “nano scale.” As a follow-on, we provide you with all specialized materials and complete lesson plans for experiments at no cost.

Demonstration how you can easily access and use university equipment from your classroom in real time.

Addressing public concerns about safety, inherent in all new technologies; exploration of issues of risk and risk perception vs. reality.

Claire Duggan

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