The Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network brings researchers and informal science educators together to inform the public about nanoscience and technology. The network includes an online resource center that features careers in nano and even activities designed for students who have an understanding of atoms and molecules to help them learn the applications of nanotechnology in everyday life.
The National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT) is the first national center for learning and teaching of nanoscale science and engineering education in the United States.
The mission of NCLT is to develop the next generation of leaders in NSE teaching and learning, with an emphasis on NSEE capacity building, providing a strong impact on national STEM education.
The NCLT provides Professional Development Opportunities for 7-12 grade science teachers interested in learning more about Nanoscience and how to incorporate this cutting-edge research into the classroom.
This program offers science teachers opportunities to work with nanoscience researchers, science educators, and learning tool experts in content development and laboratory experiments. For more information about this program: http://www.nclt.us/pd_activities.htm
With support from the National Science Foundation, the NanoScale Science Education Research Group has been investigating how students learn about nanotechnology and nanoscale science. This research includes studies of elementary, middle, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. For more information about this program and a listing of studies go to: http://ced.ncsu.edu/nanoscale/materials.htm
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