NanoScience Education


NanoScience Education

Education in the field of NanoScience

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Comment by Lena Kulikova on November 3, 2011 at 10:19am

Sannette, I think that is a really great challenge! It is worth implementation! But I'm not sure I can really help you by sharing experience, because It is just my unshaped thoughts. 

Dave, I mean something like interactive lessons with real tasks but I still don't have clear undestanding and try to collect information on this topic

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Comment by Abid on November 3, 2011 at 9:06am

Sanette, I suppose that Red Cross takes part in programm like this, not research institutes and companies. There are many institutes in India, that have nanoeducation since 2004. And our experience is wide enough,we used to work with different technologies and nanoeducating platforms and saw results.I think that some of it can be usefull for your children too.

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Comment by Sanette Brits on October 30, 2011 at 5:05pm

Hi Lena and Dave, I am interested in developing material to introduce nanoscience in the field of biology/life sciences for grade 10-12 children sub-saharan africa. The challenge is to make a small world real to children where even normal microscopes are a luxury. Like to hear your experiences.


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Comment by Dave on October 29, 2011 at 7:40pm

Lena what do you mean by "implementation of nanotechnology in school education"?

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Comment by Lena Kulikova on October 27, 2011 at 10:42pm

Dear colleagues, what do you think about implementation of nanotechnology in school education? When I was young I would be happy to have such classes in school schedule. I see many pluses in this idea: It is not as boring as ordinary classes, children can see how their work could look like, It can raise their interest in science generally and nano science in particular.
And the main minus is that children might be overworked, especially in their upper classes.

What else?

Thanks in advance

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Comment by Lesley Tobin on August 20, 2010 at 12:30pm
The ICPC Nanonet project (EU funded under FP7) offers you a free open access Nano Archive of nearly 7,000 items including many full texts at Please contact me if you would like to archive your research and I will create an editor's account for you. I am also interested in communicating with researchers in sub-Saharan Africa for an annual region report. Join the international network at Lesley

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Comment by Subhranshu Sekhar Samal on July 22, 2009 at 6:45am
share ur suggestion about Ph.D programme in European countries in the field of Nanotechnology>.................

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Comment by Roy Jensen on June 9, 2009 at 8:01pm
Okay -- time to confess -- I am not a nanoscience specialist. I NEED a nanoscience specialist who is interested in educating others about this evolving field.

I am preparing a general chemistry textbook that emphasizes applied chemistry by incorporating applied examples and focused chapters on specific disciplines. Nanoscience is one obvious area of applied chemistry. I am looking for a specialist to write this chapter. These do not need to be faculty, but researchers, graduate students, or senior students with an interest in this area (chemistry in nanoscience) would be ideal.

About the text: Exploring Chemistry is a first-year general chemistry textbook for advanced students and science majors. The text consists of 20 focused chapters plus 11 chapters on the applications of chemistry in specialized fields (food science, forensic science, pharmaceutical science, etc.). A nanoscience chapter would be an excellent fit. Exploring Chemistry is still in draft, with the second draft being developed for Fall 2009. The nanoscience chapter does not need to be completed for this draft, but December 2009 or April 2010 would be nice.

About the chapter: I require 15 - 20 pages of text and images targeted to second-year university science students, in chapter examples and exercises, end of chapter exercises, and a few short (1-3 paragraph) stories highlighting one application of the chapter material. My knowledge of nanoscience is limited and I leave it to educators with a nanoscience specialization to best summarize this rapidly expanding field, but to also entice students to want to know more.

The table of contents and the first chapter of the text are available at

Interested persons can contact me for more information:

Dr. Roy Jensen
Chemistry, Grant MacEwan College
VP Professional Affairs, MacEwan Faculty Association
Room 5-172J, 10700-104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2

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Comment by Gerhard Klimeck on June 1, 2009 at 8:12am
I would like to draw your attention to which provides "online simulation and more" to a broad nanotechnology community. There are now over 91,000 annual users, over 7,100 ran some 400,000 simulations. Over 70 classes in over 40 institutions used for teaching in the academic year 08/09.
There are now dedicated resources that combine tools and homework assignments. For an overview see:

For an example to teach-
Semiconductor Devices:
Introduction to quantum mechanics for device engineers:

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Comment by Dr. Aldrin E. Sweeney on February 11, 2009 at 3:03pm

After a considerable delay, I am pleased to inform you that the first issue of the Journal of Nano Education now is available for your review. Articles appearing in the first issue will be freely available until December 31, 2009.

The journal may be accessed from the publisher's website, i.e. .

Notification regarding the release of the journal's first issue is being sent to several listservs and contact lists; therefore, please excuse the possible delivery of duplicate messages to your Inbox.

Manuscript submissions currently are being accepted for peer review and publication consideration in subsequent issues of the journal. Should you have any queries regarding the suitability of your manuscript for publication consideration in the Journal of Nano Education, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to working further with you.



Aldrin E. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Journal of Nano Education

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Science Education
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816-1250

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