Symposium on Undergraduate Nano-Education: “Addressing the Challenges of Nanoscale Science & Engineering Education Archive
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Albany, NY The “Symposium on Advances in Higher Education in Nanoscale Science & Engineering,” was held August 5 through 8 at at the CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex.

Highlights of the event included an address by U.S. Representative Paul Tonko that focused on the critical importance of building strong nanotechnology educational curricula and outreach programs, as well as a public discussion entitled “The Grand Challenges of Nano Education: Why Nano Ed Matters.” Speakers included Tom Sonderman, vice president of manufacturing systems and technology for GlobalFoundries.

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Wednesday PM, Aug 5

Wednesday PM, Aug 5

5:30 Bus leaves hotel for campus
6:00 - 6:50 Registration and buffet dinner in the NFS Rotunda; building 255
Session No. 1: Big Ideas in Nano-Ed: What Should Our Students Master?
6:50 - 7:00 Richard Matyi, CNSE, Welcome and Overview and Tom Mason, NU, Our Grand Challenge
7:00 - 7:40 Brian Augustine, James Madison University, Non-Negotiables in Undergraduate Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education: A Chemist’s Perspective
7:40 - 8:20 Lincoln Lauhon, Northwestern University, Not Just What, but How Students Know: a Teacher-Researcher Perspective
8:20 - 9:00 Breakout Groups in NFS 106, NFS 201, NFS Rotunda and NFS Auditorium
9:00 Bus to Hotel
   

Thursday AM, Aug 6

Thursday AM, Aug 6

7:30 - 8:30 Continental breakfast at the hotel
8:30 Bus leaves hotel for campus; Guests enter building 255 (South Rotunda)
Session No. 2: The Grand Challenges of Nano-Education: Why Nano-Ed Matters?
(Open to the general public)
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 - 10:00 Robert Chang, Director, NCLT, Preparing Future Generations to Address Global Challenges Through Nanotechnology
10:00 - 11:00 Tom Sonderman, GlobalFoundries, The Global Playing Field: Preparing Students to Compete in a Knowledge-Driven Industry
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break for Symposium Participants Only in the NFS Rotunda
11:20 - 12:30 Tour of Facilities
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch in the NFN Rotunda; building 253

Thursday PM, Aug 6

Thursday PM, Aug 6

Session No. 3: What (and How) Do We Know About How Students Learn Nanoscience/Nanotechnology?
1:30 - 2:10 Greg Light, Northwestern University, Understanding Student Understanding at the Nanoscale: Contrasting Conceptions of Size & Scale
2:10 - 2:50 Denise Drane, Northwestern University, “Undergraduate Students’ Understanding of Surface Area-to-Volume Ratio”
2:50 - 3:10 Coffee break in the NFS Rotunda
3:10 - 3:50 Robert Cormia, Foothills Community College, PNPA - a Transformative Approach for Learning and Practicing Nanoengineering
3:50 - 5:00 Breakout Groups in NFS 106, NFS 201, NFS Rotunda and NFS Auditorium
5:00 - 7:30 Poster session, buffet dinner in the NFN Rotunda; building 253
Guest speaker: The Honorable Paul Tonko, 21st District of New York, United States House of Representatives
7:30 Bus leaves campus for hotel
   

Friday AM, Aug 7

Friday AM, Aug 7

7:00 - 8:00 Continental breakfast at the hotel
8:00 Bus leaves hotel for campus; guests enter building 255 (NFS Rotunda)
Session No. 4: How Can We as Teachers Facilitate Learning? Course Innovations
8:30 - 9:10 Lisa Klein, Rutgers University, How to Keep Introduction to Nanomaterials Science and Engineering Current?
9:10 - 9:50 Ana-Rita Mayol, University of Puerto Rico, Bringing Research into the Classroom: Integrating Nanoscience Concepts, Techniques, and Skills in the Undergraduate Curriculum
9:50 - 10:10 Coffee break in the NFS Rotunda
10:10 - 10:50 Deb Newberry, Dakota County Technical College, Use of Real World Nanotechnology Applications: Teaching Nanoscale Concepts and Integrating Information from Traditional Science into a Unified Teaching Model
10:50 - 11:30 John Jaszczak, Michigan Technological University, Nanotech Innovations Enterprise at Michigan Technological University
11:30 - 12:30 Breakout Groups in NFS 106, NFS 201, NFS Rotunda and NFS Auditorium
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch in the NFN Rotunda; building 253
   

Friday PM, Aug 7

Friday PM, Aug 7

Session No. 5: How Can We Facilitate Learning?  Hands-on Innovations
1:30 - 2:10 Teri Odom, Northwestern University, Designing Research-Based Courses for Undergraduates and Hands-on Activities for the Developing World
2:10 - 2:50 Kurt Winkelmann, Florida Institute of Technology, Application-Centered Nanotechnology Experiments for First-Year Students
2:50 - 3:20 Coffee break in the NFS Rotunda
3:20 - 4:00 Samir Iqbal, UT-Arlington, Research Integrated Education in Bio-Nanotechnology
4:00 - 4:40 Ethan Allen, University of Washington, Innovative Approaches to Challenges in Undergraduate Nanoscience Education
4:40 - 5:30 Breakout Groups in NFS 106, NFS 201, NFS Rotunda and NFS Auditorium
5:30 Bus to the hotel
6:30 Bus returns to campus/open bar
7:00 Banquet: NFN Rotunda; building 253
Guest speaker: Henry Hudson (!)
8:30 Bus to hotel

Saturday AM, Aug 8

Saturday AM, Aug 8

7:30 - 8:30 Continental breakfast at the hotel; Session 6 in the hotel conference room
   
Session No. 6:  New Approaches in Nano-Ed Degree Programs
8:30 - 9:10 Jennifer Cleary, Rutgers University, Trends in the Development of Nanotechnology Degree Programs in the United States
9:10 - 9:50 Robert Ehrmann, Pennsylvania State University, The Pennsylvania “Hands-On” Approach to Nanotechnology Education – Resources Available at NACK (The NSF National ATE Center for Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge)
9:50 - 10:10 Coffee break
10:10 -10:50 Richard Matyi, SUNY-Albany, The Development of a Comprehensive Undergraduate Degree Program in Nanoscale Science
10:50 -11:30 Brad Thiel, SUNY-Albany, A Modular Curriculum for Graduate Education in Nanotechnology
11:30 -12:00 Breakout Groups
12:00 Closing Remarks
   

Posters and Interactive Simulations

Posters and Interactive Simulations

Richard Braatz
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Interactive Simulations for Teaching ‘Nano’ Concepts: Nanoparticles, Nanowires, and Nanoporous Materials
Nathaniel Cady
SUNY-Albany
Nanobiology – A Basic Science in a Nano World
Eric Eisenbraun
SUNY-Albany
Developing an Interactive Digital Learning Environment for New Undergraduate Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Degree Paradigms
Manuel Gomez
University of Puerto Rico
Integrating Nanoscience Concepts and Skills in Upper Undergraduate Laboratories
Heather Herd
University of Utah

Interdisciplinary Research and Education: A University’s Quest to Unite for the Future of Nanotechnology

Vincent P. LaBella
SUNY-Albany
Clickers in the Classroom for Nanotechnology Education
Weijie Lu
Fisk University
Integration of Scale into Physical Chemistry and College Chemistry
Vladimir Mitin and Nizami Vagidov
SUNY-Buffalo
Quantum Mechanics for Nanostructures: First Course in Nanoelectronics for Engineers
Thomas Mason and Negar Mansourian-Hadavi
Northwestern University
Rational Design of an Undergraduate Certificate Program in Nanoscience/Nanotechnology
Ashok Mody
Kansas State University
Basic Physics Behind the Size Dependent Properties of Nanoparticles
Grant Norton
Washington State University
Incorporating Nanomaterials into a New Ceramics Textbook
Richard Prestopnik
Fulton-Montgomery Community College, and
Robert C. Decker
Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica
The Nanoscale Manufacturing Curriculum for Advanced Technological Education (NaMCATE), and NSF funded project
Yubing Xie
SUNY-Albany
Self-Assembly and Cell Encapsulation: A ‘Top-Down’Challenge-Driven Learning-through-Research Module for Undergraduate and High School Students

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