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National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) has provided the following links as resources for nanotechnology education. These links are arranged by institution to which these educational and outreach programs are affiliated. Some links are devoted to middle school and high school students, while a majority contains information for all levels. A brief description for each link is provided.

Albany NanoTech: Albany NanoTech at the University at Albany—SUNY brings together the nanoelectronics, nanosystems, and nanophotonics technologies that power the nanotechnology revolution. http://www.albanynanotech.org

Arizona State University: Includes images of animations, microscopy, schematics, and lecture videos in engineering, life sciences, math, technology, and physical sciences. Also includes interactive activities on carbon allotropes, biominerals, engineered materials, liquid crystals, yeast, iridescence, modern information storage media, gold films, music of spheres, light bulb, friction, DNA, etc. http://invsee.asu.edu/Invsee/invsee.htm

Columbia University: Details on seminars, NanoEngineering Clinic at Rowan, nanotechnology courses and workshops, REU, RET, and NanoDay in New York. Details on the REU, RET, High School Visitation & Ron McNair CITIES programs. http://research.radlab.columbia.edu/nsec/outreach/ http://www.cise.columbia.edu/mrsec/education.htm

Cornell University: Lesson plans on cantilevers, diatoms, microscopy and scale, motors, sunprint paper and photolithography, sodium alginate polymers, chro-matography, dissolving chocolate, springboks, create a mechanical flea, size, catapults, elasticity testing, frog jumping, paper thickness, immunology curriculum, nanosmores and photolithography, and microrebus. http://www.nbtc.cornell.edu/ mainstreetscience/index2.html

Lehigh: ImagiNations. Lehigh University Web site for students and teachers who want to know more about nanotechnology. http://www.lehigh.edu/~inimagin/

Museum of Science at Boston: Articles, news clips, demos, presentations, experiments, videos, speeches, etc., on nanotechnology. http://www.mos.org/doc/ 1137?words=nanotechnology

NanoScience Instruments: Details on RET & REU programs at Virginia Tech, Cornell University, Harvard University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rice University, Northwestern University, University of Connecticut, University of California at Santa Barbara, Columbia University, and University of South Carolina. http://www.nanoscience.com/education/nanoschools.html

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network: This site provides general information about nanotechnology, links to additional resources, information on REU and RET programs, and an online science magazine for students. http:// www.nnin.org.

North Carolina State University: In this unique software you explore characteristics of viruses with the use of atomic force microscopy to figure out what is making a puppy ill. Watch a phage invade a bacterium. Learn about how viruses take over a cell and multiply. Examine different virus structures and learn about the history of virology research. http://ced.ncsu.edu/nanoscale/materials.htm

Northwestern University: Materials World Modules and national Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science & Engineering includes instructional materials, workshops, professional development, and video broadcasts http://www.materialsworldmodules.org/

http://www.nsec.northwestern.edu/education.htm http://www.nclt.us

Rice University: Series of 12 self-contained nanoscale science and technology lessons. Twenty-minute Proof-of-Concept DVD—3D animated video combining two lesson/adventures: Welcome to the NanoLoft & DNA the Blueprint of Life? Interactive digital student workbook features the Research Laboratory, the NanoLoft, the DNA room, & the Nanotechnology room with information, exercises, games, sound bites, out-of-the-box imagination, songs, etc. nanokids.rice.edu/

ScienceCentral, Inc: Lesson plans on nano cancer fix, nano's downside, smallest robot, etc. http://www.sciencentral.com/

University of California at Berkeley: Includes researcher presentations, interactive demos and facilitated activities, physical/virtual contextual bridge exhibits, insights into research, human map of research and talking techno heads. http://scienceview.berkeley.edu/wor/Exhibits.html http://scienceview.berkeley.edu/wor/Partners.htm

University of Chicago: Includes details on research opportunities for undergraduates and high school students, demos for elementary school kids and internships for high school students. Also, includes videos like "Sights & Sounds of Science," "DrangonflyTV," etc. Talks about museum collaborations & science camps. http://mrsec.uchicago.edu/outreach/

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The Bugscope project provides a resource to classrooms so that they may remotely operate a scanning electron microscope to image "bugs" at high magnification. The classroom has ownership of the project—they design their own experiment and provide their own bugs to be imaged in the microscope. http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Good site to explore relative sizes of objects. Contains the classic video "Powers of 10" by Eames & Eames, along with other resources for investigating scientific notation and the scale of things. Interactive Web site that starts with a pinhead & scales down to a virus. http://www. cs.unc.edu/Research/nano/ed/scale.html

University of South Carolina: The National Science Foundation awarded the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry with Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program & Research Experiences for Teachers Program in Nanoscience. http://nano.sc.edu/ret/about/home.html

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Modules designed to show how x-ray diffraction & scanning probe microscopy, shape-memory alloys, light-emitting diodes, ferrofluids, magnetism, curricular connections, memory metal, and other metal nanoparticles illustrate basic science concepts covered in the traditional chemistry curriculum. http://www.mrsec.wisc.edu/edetc/modules/index.html

Vega Science Trust, England: Videos on basics of nanotechnology and how it will change the world. http://www.vega.org.uk/series/tnbt/nanotechnology/index. php

Virginia Tech: First edition of Nano2Earth, a secondary school curriculum designed to introduce nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is the first program in the country to introduce these subjects using an environmental science approach. http://www. nanoed.vt.edu/curriculum2.htm

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