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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
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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Islam, A. B. M. Iftekharul; Kelkar, Ajit; Azzi, Elie; Ryan, Thomas J.; Ryan, James G. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is one of the most discussed topics among educators today. The current high-tech world requires more scientists and engineers than ever before. Although many strategies have been introduced to motivate students to enter technical fields, additional approaches are needed to continue to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Outreach Programs, Demonstrations (Educational), Hands on Science
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Nanotechnology is now making it possible to create radically new tiny machines and sensors on par with the size of dust motes. This technology is rapidly progressing and will make profound impacts on the nation's global competitiveness. It promises to be a most pervasive technological advance, comparable to what computers did for an individual's…
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Persuasive Discourse, Technology, Technological Advancement
Alper, Joe; Amato, Ivan – Executive Office of the President, 2010
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is the U.S. Government's crosscutting program that coordinates Federal research and development (R&D) activities in nanoscale science, engineering, technology, and related efforts among various participating agencies. The Federal Government launched the NNI in FY 2001 with an initial $500 million…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Research and Development, Program Effectiveness, Federal Government
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Hughes, Bill – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
A low-cost and portable colorimeter kit has been designed and developed as an educational tool at Penn State University by Dr. Daniel Sykes for K-12 schools' integrated STEM learning. This scientific instrument allows students to learn how scientists utilize light as a means to study the chemical and physical properties of materials with an…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Algebra, Technology Education, Electronics