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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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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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Jiao, Lihong; Barakat, Nael – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
The field of nanotechnology has outgrown the discovery phase into the application and even commercial production phases. Consequently, the need for a workforce capable of supporting this growth is more than ever. However, because of the different challenges associated with nanotechnology education, specific courses are required to be developed and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Curriculum Development, Course Descriptions
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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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Gardner, Grant E.; Jones, M. Gail – American Biology Teacher, 2009
Nanoscale science and engineering are disciplines that examine the unique behaviors and properties of materials that emerge at the size range of 1 to 100 nanometers (a billionth of a meter). Nanobiotechnology is a sub-discipline of nanoscience that has arisen more recently. Nanobiotechnology is already impacting the fields of healthcare and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Investigations, Public Health, Biomedicine
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2009
Some schools are crafting lessons with help from local universities and companies that work in nanoscience. That's the case at Ballston Spa High, located in an area of eastern New York known as Tech Valley, home to many technology firms and top-flight research institutions. By delving into nanotechnology, a specialized subject that is more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology, High Schools, Students
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Borsen, T. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2008
Many philosophers and sociologists of science have tried to understand the profound changes that have occurred in science, engineering and technology. In the first part of this paper, I present the work of one such scholar: Jerome Ravetz who, in collaboration with Silvio Funtowicz, has characterised what he calls "postnormal science".…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Engineering, Scientists, Ethics
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Ito, Takashi – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008
This article describes experiments for an undergraduate instrumental analysis laboratory that aim to observe individual double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) molecules using fluorescence microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM). dsDNA molecules are observed under several different conditions to discuss their chemical and physical properties. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Genetics, Experiments