Nanotechnology Education

Posted on November 14, 2005  Comments (2)

photo of quantum dots
Bin Yang grows quantum dots (the arrows point to them) as part of his nanotechnology research.

Exploring the Nanoworld from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The web site aims to “brings the “wow” and potential of nanotechnology and advanced materials to the public.” I think they still have quite a bit of work to do to reach that goal. It is good to see some effort made to do this but I hope we can do much better.

And this is the best sites I looked at today. All the sites were funded by the NSF as education and outreach efforts. They really need to do a much better job with this outreach. I believe we need to spend money to improve education and outreach but we need to do so in a way that is much more engaging.

We need material teachers can use to engage students.

Video podcast on UW Engineering nanotechnology lab

2 Responses to “Nanotechnology Education”

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    […] We posted a few days ago about less than exciting outreach efforts. This seems like a much more captivating idea to interest students in engineering. […]

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