http://nanomission.org/

NanoMission™ and Playgen™ have created learning innovations in the form of "nanogaming", which introduces to students the elemental concepts of nanoscience, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, nanoimaging, and nanoscaling. Its teaching methodology transports nano out of the domain of science fiction in the students' minds and delivers them to the door of direct comprehension within the site of a simulator terminal where they learn of microelectronics and drug delivery.

NanoMission™ provides opportunity for philanthropy and the promotion of science education. By way of branding sponsorships, the fully-developed PC games (along with teachers' versions which will include lesson plans and online support), will be made available worldwide to schools, colleges, and universities- at no charge. Nanotech teachers, professors, and enthusiasts are invited to serve on Advisory Board. Further-refined game modules (other than the proof-of-concept video demos which I posted several days ago on this site) can be readily downloaded by clicking on the link above to simply register and log-in.

NanoMedicine V2 Module is the most recent release (Cancer Drug Delivery) and advances students' knowledge beyond the point where they left off with the Professor, his grad student Lisa, and the cancer patient Jake in the V1 Challenge Intro and Vesicle demos -wherein the students take up the challenge of biomedical scientists, select and guide vesicles to attack cancer cells, avoid collision with bloodstream particles, evade detection by the immune system, and out-manoeuvre engulfing proteins - all while racing against metastasis.

In the NanoImaging Module, students take on the mission of identifying micro-organisms and developing defenses against genetically-modifed algae.

The Learning Scale Module teaches visualization and spatial relationships from pico- to nano- to giga-metres.


These demos are viewable on the Videos page of TINC site:

1. NANOMISSON™ NANOMEDICINE - CHALLENGE INTRO

2. NANOMISSION™ NANOMEDICINE - VESICLE

3. NANOMISSION™ NANOMEDICINE - NANOBOT

4. NANOMISSION™ NANOMED - CANCER DRUG DELIVERY

5. NANOMISSION™ - HOW A SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE WORKS
(Previously uploaded by András in January 2008)


Playgen's Managing Director -Kam Memarzia- responds to New York Times review of Nanomission.org:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/13/action-on-a-very-small-scale/?scp=1&sq=nanomission&st=cse

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Tags: NanoMission, Playgen, computer_games, drug_delivery, educational_games, microelectronics, nanoed, nanogaming, nanoimaging, nanomedicine, More…nanoscaling, nanoscience, nanotechnology

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Comment by TINC on September 21, 2008 at 5:02pm
thanks LaVerne

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