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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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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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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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Shabani, R.; Massi, L.; Zhai, L.; Seal, S.; Cho, H. J. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
In order to address the challenges and restrictions given by a traditional classroom lecture environment, the top-down and bottom-up nanotechnology teaching modules were developed, implemented and evaluated. Then based on the hypothesis that instructors could further develop students' interest in this emerging area through the introduction of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Engineering, Lecture Method, Higher Education
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Kulinowski, Kristen – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2004
Nanotechnology is science and engineering resulting from the manipulation of matter's most basic building blocks: atoms and molecules. As such, nanotechnology promises unprecedented control over both the materials we use and the means of their production. Such control could revolutionize nearly every sector of our economy, including medicine,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Molecular Structure, Technology Education
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Pouliot, Chantal – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
In this paper, in order to pursue the conversation begun by Fages and Albe ("Cult Stud Sci Educ" 2014), I highlight three conceptual contributions that could be made by familiarizing nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers and engineers with the work being carried out in science and technology studies and public understanding of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Molecular Structure, Technology
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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
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Magana, Alejandra; Newby, Timothy; Brophy, Sean – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2012
Education in nanotechnology presents major challenges in science literacy. One of these challenges relates to conveying size and scale-related concepts. Because of the potential difficulties in conveying concepts and ideas that are not visible to the naked eye, multimedia for learning could be an appropriate vehicle to deliver curricular materials…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Learning Strategies, Multimedia Materials
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Salom, Luz Gil; Monreal, Carmen Soler – International Journal of English Studies, 2009
The writer's strategy to combine the exposition of factual information with personal judgement and interaction with the reader has been analysed in a number of studies (Hunston, 1994; Hyland, 1998a, 1998b; Latour and Woolgar, 1979; Skelton, 1997). Myers' studies (1989, 1992) on the pragmatics of politeness in scientific articles analyse politeness…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Telecommunications, Pragmatics
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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Delale, Feridun; Liaw, Benjamin M.; Jiji, Latif M.; Voiculescu, Ioana; Yu, Honghui – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
From October 2003 to April 2008 a systemic reform of the Mechanical Engineering program at The City College of New York was undertaken with the goal of incorporating emerging technologies (such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), intelligent systems) and new teaching methodologies (such as project based…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, College Curriculum
National Academies Press, 2004
To enhance the nation's economic productivity and improve the quality of life worldwide, engineering education in the United States must anticipate and adapt to the dramatic changes of engineering practice. The Engineer of 2020 urges the engineering profession to recognize what engineers can build for the future through a wide range of leadership…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Leadership Role, Industry
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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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