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Russo, D.; Fagan, R. D.; Hesjedal, T. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, is home to North America's first undergraduate program in nanotechnology. As part of the Nanotechnology Engineering degree program, a scanning probe microscopy (SPM)-based laboratory has been developed for students in their fourth year. The one-term laboratory course "Nanoprobing and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Laboratory Experiments
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Cheng, Ping-Han; Yang, Ya-Ting Carolyn; Chang, Shih-Hui Gilbert; Kuo, Fan-Ray Revon – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2016
In recent years, many universities have opened courses to increase students' knowledge in the field of nanotechnology. These have been shown to increase students' knowledge of nanotechnology, but beyond this, advanced and applied nanotechnology courses should also focus on learning motivation and scientific enquiry abilities to equip students to…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Scientific Methodology, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning
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Jean, Ming-Der; Jiang, Ji-Bin; Chien, Jia-Yi – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to construct the indicators of professional competencies of the nanotechnology-based sputtering system industry based on industry requirements and analyse the core competencies of the industry for promoting the human resource of physical vapour deposition technology. The document analysis, expert interview, and Delphi…
Descriptors: Competence, Engineering Education, Delphi Technique, Foreign Countries
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Kong, Yi; Douglas, Kerrie A.; Rodgers, Kelsey J.; Diefes-Dux, Heidi; Madhavan, Krishna – Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
Background: The concepts of size and scale in nanotechnology are difficult for most beginning engineering students to grasp. Yet, guidance on the specific aspects of size and scale that should be taught and assessed is limited. Purpose: This research sought to empirically develop a framework for size and scale conceptualization and provide a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Engineering Education
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Ortiz-Rodriguez, Estanislao; Vazquez-Arenas, Jorge; Ricardez-Sandoval, Luis A. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2010
An overview of a course on modeling and simulation offered at the Nanotechnology Engineering undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo. The motivation for having this course in the undergraduate nanotechnology curriculum, the course structure, and its learning objectives are discussed. Further, one of the computational laboratories…
Descriptors: Course Content, Laboratories, Undergraduate Students, Universities
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Williamson, Jeanine M.; Han, Lee D.; Colon-Aguirre, Monica – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
The study examined the extent of cross-disciplinarity in nanotechnology and transportation engineering research. Researchers in these two fields were determined from the web sites of the U.S. News and World Report top 100 schools in civil engineering and materials science. Web of Science searches for 2006 and 2007 articles were obtained and the…
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Technology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Library Services
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Burgin, Stephen R.; Sadler, Troy D. – Science Teacher, 2013
This article describes summer programs that allow high school students to participate in an "authentic scientific research experience" (ASRE). These summer programs are specifically designed to embed students in working laboratories and research groups. Summer ASRE programs for secondary learners range in length from a couple of weeks to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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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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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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Yolcua, Haci Hasan; Dyehouse, Melissa A. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
Nanotechnology will be among the most needed workforce areas in the near future. It is also a creative and highly dynamic field of innovative research areas that displays numerous open fields for future graduates. The central thesis of this paper is to better understand undergraduate engineering students' awareness, exposure, and motivation…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2010
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Progress
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Duncan, Kimberly A.; Johnson, Chris; McElhinny, Kyle; Ng, Steve; Cadwell, Katie D.; Zenner Petersen, Greta M.; Johnson, Angela; Horoszewski, Dana; Gentry, Ken; Lisensky, George; Crone, Wendy C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
Nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) and nanotechnology are emerging fields that have captured the attention of scientists and engineers, as well as mainstream media. However, the general public is relatively unaware of NSE, and schools (both K-12 and undergraduate institutions) rarely include nanotechnology as part of their curriculum. To help…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Technology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Products
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Vasicek, Thaddeus W.; Kress, Patrick M.; Jenkins, Samir V. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
Nanoscale phenomena are under increasingly intense investigation both in academia and industry. The unique physical and chemical properties stemming from their high surface area and confined space lead to properties that are distinct from atomic and bulk materials. Students need experience in nanoscience to enter this growing field of nanoscience…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Engineering Education, Technology, Molecular Structure
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Wankat, Phillip C. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2009
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology started the first US chemical engineering program six score years ago. Since that time, the chemical engineering curriculum has evolved. The latest versions of the curriculum are attempts to broaden chemical engineering to add product engineering, biology and nanotechnology to the traditional process…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Engineering Education, Curriculum Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
Holley, Steven E. – Journal of Technology Studies, 2009
Scientists are creating new and amazing materials by manipulating molecules at the ultra-small scale of 0.1 to 100 nanometers. Nanosize super particles demonstrate powerful and unprecedented electrical, chemical, and mechanical properties. This study examines how nanotechnology, as the multidisciplinary engineering of novel nanomaterials into…
Descriptors: Technology, Molecular Structure, Scientists, Social Change
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