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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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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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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