The Future is N.E.A.R. program at North Penn High School in Lans-dale, Pennsylvania, offers its students an opportunity to gain 21st century skills that will help prepare them to become successful leaders in the new, technological global society. The program introduces the fundamentals of nanotechnology, engineering research, and higher-level thinking and application of knowledge to high school students while cultivating their interest in engineering, problem solving, and life-long learning. Some of the main goals of The Future is N.E.A.R. project are to inform and educate students about nanotechnology, the present and future applications of nanotechnology and to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) knowledge and skills utilizing a collaborative, real-world research environment.
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