TINC Press Service: Press Release: Nanotechnology and Fairfax County Middle Schools


MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids teaches students that "small is cool," while illustrating the potential of today's most exciting emerging technologies.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 10, 2008 - Bourne Research LLC today announced that Fairfax County Middle School Science has selected the award-winning book, MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids, to provide background knowledge on nanotechnology for their middle school students. Recipient of a 2008 IPPY Award for best juvenile/young adult non-fiction, the book was written to inspire kids age 11-14 about the possibilities of science and engineering.

"The book provides students with easy-to-understand text and many visuals that will help them understand the basic ideas pertaining to MEMS and nanotechnology," said Linda Peterson-Chin, Middle School Science Specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools.

MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids provides an introduction to today's coolest technologies. The 32-page book explores what we can find at the micro- and nano-scale, and then takes a look at the most common MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) devices and nanomaterials; readers learn how they work and why they're useful in all kinds of everyday products - from bikes to video games.

"The reaction to this book, from kids and adults alike, has been phenomenal," said Marlene Bourne, President & Principal Analyst of Bourne Research LLC and the book's author. "It's so much fun to hear readers say 'that's cool' and to know that this 'wow factor' is increasing their curiosity about next-generation science, technology and engineering."

MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids (ISBN: 9780979550560; Price $24.95) is available online at Amazon.com; signed copies of the book are available for purchase from Bourne Research. For details about bulk discounts, please contact Bourne Research at 480-695-0521.

About the Author

Marlene Bourne is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), and its convergence with nanotechnology. With nearly 15 years of expertise as an industry analyst, she has provided quotes about emerging technologies to many business and technical publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, and the Wall Street Journal.

Marlene also produces and hosts a weekly talk radio show called The Bourne Report, which explores the latest in nanotechnology, MEMS and other emerging technologies. The program airs Sunday afternoons on Independent 1310 KXAM in Phoenix and streams live on the Internet to listeners across the US and around the world.

About Bourne Research

Bourne Research LLC is a trusted source of business and market intelligence for global leaders seeking strategic information on emerging technology trends and their business impact. For more information, please visit www.bourneresearch.com


Marlene Bourne



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Comment by Margaret Glass on June 11, 2008 at 10:27pm
Hey - my kids go to these schools! Cool.


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