Materials World Modules

An Inquiry & Design-Based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Program

Summer Teachers Try Out the Nanotechnology Module (Jul. 2003)

On July 16, 2003, teachers participating in the REST and RET programs at Northwestern University--the programs that couple teachers with researchers through the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) and the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), respectively--had the opportunity to learn more about one of the new MWM modules, the Nanotechnology Module.

Chemistry professor and main faculty developer of the module Hilary Godwin facilitated the hands-on, inquiry-based activities with the +20 teachers, all of whom were from the Chicagoland area and ranged from the middle school to community college levels. It was a chance for participants to learn about some of the unique properties, as well as synthesis and characterization techniques, of objects on the nanoscale (that is, objects that are on the scale of one-billionth of a meter).

The event was coordinated by Prof. Teri Odom, Program Director for the NSEC Research Experience for Teachers program; Kathy Cook, Director of Operations and Marketing for the Institute for Nanotechnology; and Laura Ernst, Program Coordinator for MRSEC.

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