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Sanders, Wesley C.; Iles, Peter; Valcarce, Ron; Salisbury, Kyle; Johnson, Glen; Lines, Aubry; Meyers, John; Page, Cristofer; Vanweerd, Myles; Young, Davies – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
This paper describes a laboratory exercise used to address the ongoing need for nanotechnology-related, hands-on laboratory experiences for undergraduate students. Determination of the electrochemical behavior of student-fabricated silver nanogrids is reported. Students successfully used cyclic voltammetry to analyze silver nanogrids printed using…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Hands on Science, Undergraduate Students, Printing
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Gardner, Grant; Jones, Gail; Taylor, Amy; Forrester, Jennifer; Robertson, Laura – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
Scientific literacy as a goal of a science education reform remains an important discourse in the research literature and is a key component of students' understanding and acceptance of emergent technologies like nanotechnology. This manuscript focuses on undergraduate engineering students' perceptions of the risks and benefits posed by…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Risk, Scientific Literacy, Engineering Education
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Yawson, Robert Mayfield – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
Strong societal requirements and consumer acceptance are the driving force of nanotechnology development. The necessity for qualified experts and strong demand on education in the multi-, trans- and interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology is a logical consequence of this driving force. There is the need for a comprehensive national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Labor Force Development, Human Resources
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Roberts, Amanda S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
The concept of nanotechnology was first introduced in 1959 by Richard Feynman at a meeting of the American Physical Society. Nanotechnology opens the door to an exciting new science/technology/engineering field. The possibilities for the uses of this technology should inspire the imagination to think big. Many are already pursuing such feats…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Medical Research, Cancer, Energy
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Lu, Kathy – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2009
This study was conducted under the grand scheme of nanotechnology education and was focused on examining the nanotechnology readiness of first-year engineering students. The study found that most students learned the term "nano" from popular science magazines or as a measurement unit; less than 5% of the students learned "nano" through…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, College Freshmen, STEM Education
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O'Connor, Christine; Hayden, Hugh – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2008
In recent years nanotechnology has become part of the content of many undergraduate chemistry and physics degree courses. This paper deals with the role of contextualisation of nanotechnology in the delivery of the content, as nanotechnology is only now being slowly integrated into many chemistry degree courses in Ireland and elsewhere. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Yawson, Robert M. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
The need for a new literacy that will allow for meaningful participation in the rapidly evolving field of nanotechnology is very critical to national development. This need is important for nanotechnology to achieve its full potential. This paper describes and analyzes some contemporary philosophical interpretations of the concept of technological…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Technological Literacy, Epistemology, Models
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Yawson, Robert – Human Resource Development Review, 2011
In an attempt to inform how to approach nanotechnology vocational education training (nanoVET), this article briefly discusses the history of the development of vocational education training (VET) in the United States during the past century. The history of nanotechnology development and the current advances in this emerging field are discussed in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Educational Policy
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Ekkens, Tom – Physics Teacher, 2015
Many introductory and nanotechnology textbooks discuss the operation of various microscopes including atomic force (AFM), scanning tunneling (STM), and scanning electron microscopes (SEM). In a nanotechnology laboratory class, students frequently utilize microscopes to obtain data without a thought about the detailed operation of the tool itself.…
Descriptors: Laboratory Equipment, Physics, Science Instruction, College Students
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Orbaek, Alvin W.; McHale, Mary M.; Barron, Andrew R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The aim of this simple, quick, and safe laboratory exercise is to provide undergraduate students an introduction to nanotechnology using nanoparticle (NP) synthesis. Students are provided two procedures that allow for the synthesis of different yet controlled sizes of silver NPs. After preparing the NPs, the students perform UV-visible…
Descriptors: College Science, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Study, Science Laboratories
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Alkilany, Alaaldin M.; Mansour, Sara; Amro, Hamza M.; Pelaz, Beatriz; Soliman, Mahmoud G.; Hinman, Joshua G.; Dennison, Jordan M.; Parak, Wolfgang J.; Murphy, Catherine J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
A simple, reliable, and cost-effective experiment is presented in which students synthesized citrate-capped gold nanoparticles (GNPs), functionalized them with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), and transferred the PEG-GNPs from water to the organic phase dichloromethane. The experiment introduces students to nanotechnology with foci on important…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, College Science
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Chen, Yueh-Yun; Lu, Chow-Chin; Sung, Chia-Chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
Nanotechnology is an emerging science that involved in different fields. This research inquired elementary school students' learning effect by using quasi-experiment, expositive-teaching and experiential-teaching methods for nanotechnology in the microcosmic world. By utilized the pretest "Nanotechnology Situational Questionnaire (NSQ)",…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Development
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Pérez-Mariño, Ángel M.; Blanco, M. Carmen; Buceta, David; López-Quintela, M. Arturo – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Until now, the concept of metal (0) atomic quantum clusters or nanoclusters (NCs) and their increasing role in nanotechnology due to their novel and exceptional properties in important industrial fields (such as catalysis) has not been included at the education level. Here, syntheses of both metal nanoparticles (NPs) and metal nanoclusters (with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Molecular Structure
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Criswell, Brett – Journal of Chemical Education, 2007
The features and the development of various new acids and bases activity sets that combines chemistry with nanotechnology are being described. These sets lead to the generation of many nanotechnology-based pharmaceuticals for the treatment of various diseases.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Technology, Technological Advancement, Therapy
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Kopelevich, Dmitry I.; Ziegler, Kirk J.; Lindner, Angela S.; Bonzongo, Jean-Claude J. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2012
Because rapid growth of nanotechnology is expected to lead to intentional and non-intentional releases, future engineers will need to minimize negative environmental and health impacts of nanomaterials. We developed two upper-level undergraduate courses centered on life-cycle assessment of nanomaterials. The first part of the course sequence…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Science Education
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