ERIC Number: EJ864468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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NANOLAB at The University of Texas at Austin: A Model for Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education
Heitsch, Andrew T.; Ekerdt, John G.; Korgel, Brian A.
Chemical Engineering Education, v43 n3 p225-231 Sum 2009
The University of Texas at Austin has developed an upper-division undergraduate laboratory called "NANOLAB" to introduce undergraduate science and engineering students to nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) concepts. The NANOLAB is not a stand-alone course offered by a specific department, but rather a laboratory station--or hub--that interfaces with existing "traditional" laboratory courses across both the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences. The chemical engineering department played a central role in developing the NANOLAB, which is designed to provide close to 1,000 undergraduate students per year with a hands-on introduction to NSE fundamentals.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Laboratories, Natural Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Laboratory Training, Science Course Improvement Projects, Concept Teaching, Scientific Concepts, Introductory Courses, Fundamental Concepts, Hands on Science
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Education Level: Higher Education
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