Nano Interview Matt Boyas And Sarah Perrone

This chapter documents an interview with two students, Matt Boyas and Sarah Perrone. They received a 2006 NSTA/Toshiba ExploraVision award for their project entitled NAI: Nanotech Active Immunization which used nanotechnology. The NSTA/Toshiba ExploraVision competition is held annually and encourages students to think of possible future uses of technology. Matt and Sarah attend the Upper St. Clair School District, located outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Their teacher, sponsor, and coach is Ms. Patricia Palazzolo. She is the Gifted Education Coordinator, grades 7-12, for the Upper St. Clair School District in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. In addition to finding hands-on "real world" learning opportunities for her students, Ms. Palazzolo also coaches Future Problem Solving teams and teaches a special course on the impact of technology on every aspect of society. (The Future Problem Solving program's Web site is

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