On June 16, 2008, a delegation of science educators and teachers, led by Prof. Fuh-Sheng Shieu, visited NCLT (Nanotechnology Center for Learning and Teaching) headquarters at Northwestern University to promote understanding and reaffirm collaboration in the learning and teaching of nanoscale science and engineering education. Prof. Shieu is the Director of Human Resource Development Program, National Science and Technology Program on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
A memorandum that endorsed the bilateral agreement on full usage of digitized NanoEd materials between NCLT and the Human Resource Development Program in Taiwan (HRDP) for non-profit and educational use was signed. This agreement expanded the scope of NCLT's global vision to Asia.
Following introductions by NCLT Director, Prof. R.P.H. Chang and Prof. Shieu, Dr. Matthew Hsu, developer of Materials World Modules, gave a presentation on primary, junior high and high school curriculum from NCLT in the US. Prof. Tom Mason, a Co-principal investigator for NCLT and faculty of Materials Science and Engineering Department at Northwestern, explained how NCLT develops and implements center Higher Education programs. Melinda Wong, Research Associate for NCLT, showcased selected features of NanoEd Resources. In exchange, Prof. Chia-Chi Sung introduced primary, junior high and high school curriculum, then Prof. Tzong-Ming Wu introduced higher education and e-resources in Taiwan. The session closed with a discussion on international collaboration between NCLT and Taiwan.
The Delegation completed this visit to Northwestern by taking a tour of Prof. Teri Odom's Nanoscale Patterning Lab. Prof. Odom is serving as a NCLT faculty in the Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering Departments at Northwestern University.