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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
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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Hudson-Smith, Natalie V.; Cahill, Meghan S.; Klein, Nathan D.; Krause, Miriam O.P.; Haynes, Christy L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Although nanotechnology lessons are increasingly integrated into curricula, students still face significant challenges in understanding the characterization techniques used to investigate nanotechnology. Many characterization techniques, such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), are prohibitively expensive for primarily undergraduate…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Chemistry, Technology, Molecular Structure
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Yueh, Hsiu-Ping; Chen, Tzy-Ling; Lin, Weijane; Sheen, Horn-Jiunn – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
This paper first reviews applications of multimedia in engineering education, especially in laboratory learning. It then illustrates a model and accreditation criteria adopted for developing a specific set of nanotechnology laboratory courseware and reports the design-based research approach used in designing and developing the e-learning…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Electronic Learning, Courseware, Biotechnology
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Sharpe, Erica; Andreescu, Silvana – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
We describe a laboratory experiment that employs the Nanoceria Reducing Antioxidant Capacity (or NanoCerac) Assay to introduce students to portable nanoparticle-based paper sensors for rapid analysis and field detection of polyphenol antioxidants. The experiment gives students a hands-on opportunity to utilize nanoparticle chemistry to develop…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
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Hutchinson, Kelly; Bodner, George M.; Lynn, Bryan – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2011
Research has shown that an increase in students' interest in science and engineering can have a positive effect on their achievement (Baird, 1986; Eccles & Wigfield, 2002; French, Immekus & Oakes, 2005; Schiefele, Krapp, & Winteler, 1992; Schwartz Bloom & Haplin, 2003; Weinburgh, 1995). Whereas many NSF-funded programs in materials…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Interests, Scientific Concepts
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Jacobberger, Robert M.; Machhi, Rushad; Wroblewski, Jennifer; Taylor, Ben; Gillian-Daniel, Anne Lynn; Arnold, Michael S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Graphene's unique combination of exceptional mechanical, electronic, and thermal properties makes this material a promising candidate to enable next-generation technologies in a wide range of fields, including electronics, energy, and medicine. However, educational activities involving graphene have been limited due to the high expense and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools, College Science