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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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Gardner, Grant E.; Jones, M. Gail; Albe, Virginie; Blonder, Ron; Laherto, Antti; Macher, Daniel; Paechter, Manuela – Research in Science Education, 2017
Recent efforts in the science education community have highlighted the need to integrate research and theory from science communication research into more general science education scholarship. These synthesized research perspectives are relatively novel but serve an important need to better understand the impacts that the advent of rapidly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Postsecondary Education, STEM Education
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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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Berne, Rosalyn W.; Schummer, Joachim – Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 2005
Societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology have become a hot topic of public debates in many countries because both revolutionary changes and strong public concerns are expected from its development. Because nanotechnology is, at this point, mostly articulated in visionary and futuristic terms, it is difficult to apply standard methods of…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Science Fiction
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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
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Sabulski, Charles P. – Tech Directions, 2004
Nanotechnology refers to the research and technology development at the atomic, molecular, or macromolecular levels, in the length scale of approximately 1-100 nanometer range, that provides a fundamental understanding of phenomena and materials at the nanoscale and creates and use structures, devices, and systems that have novel properties and…
Descriptors: Technology, Technological Advancement, Scientific Research, Research and Development
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Fisher, Erik; Mahajan, Roop L.; Mitcham, Carl – Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 2006
Public "upstream engagement" and other approaches to the social control of technology are currently receiving international attention in policy discourses around emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. To the extent that such approaches hold implications for research and development (R&D) activities, the distinct participation of scientists…
Descriptors: Social Control, Research and Development, Scientists, Engineering
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Pilarski, Linda M.; Mehta, Michael D.; Caulfield, Timothy; Kaler, Karan V. I. S.; Backhouse, Christopher J. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2004
At present there is an enormous discrepancy between our nanotechnological capabilities (particularly our nanobiotechnologies), our social wisdom, and consensus on how to apply them. To date, cost considerations have greatly constrained our application of nanotechnologies. However, novel advances in microsystem platform technologies are about to…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Science and Society, Science Education, Biomedicine
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2003
This edition of "TECHcitement" contains the following articles: (1) ATE Changes the Way People Learn and Work; (2) UC-Davis' Bioinformatics for Community College Faculty Moves Students to High Tech's Leading Edge; (3) CCSF Students Checking Medical Research Tests; (4) ATE Bridging Gap between Researchers and Practitioners; (5) MATE Center; (6) ATE…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Technology Education, Educational Change