HEADS-UP!: GENERATION-NANO GAMING & SIMULATION PROJECT

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Responding to my query about an anticipated 2009 repeat of the successful winter/spring-term 2008
GENERATION-NANO GAMING AND SIMULATIONS OUTREACH PROJECT,
a rep from Purdue University's (USA) Network for Computational Nanotechnology/NanoHub has recently informed and confirmed that no winter/spring 2009 competition is scheduled., but may occur during the autumn term 2009.

Winning students' works are incorporated within interactive learning modules. The following information is from the beta release of the 2008 Gen-Nano (size & scale) competition, provided here as preparation for upcoming 2009 competition. Content of future proposed modules include:

■properties of matter
■particulate nature of matter
■tools
■modeling, and the notion of computational science
■technology and society
■dominant forces
■self-assembly, etc.
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Standalone versions of some gen-nano games can be launched from the site noted below. These provide conception of the technical framework and what the final game product based on a storyboard could conceivably look like. The samples shown set no limits on creativity; original "think the unthinkable" approaches are encouraged.

Samples include:

Conductivity Sorter
Topic: Nanotubes.
"The conductivity of a nanotube depends on its chirality - n,m values. Kids are to figure out this connection and sort nanotubes as a semi-conductor or a metal."

Sort the Samples
Topic: Size and Scale.
"The concept of relative size is explained in a fun, interactive form. After learning the sorting principles, user gets one minute to sort objects on the scale."

Scale Explorer
Topic: Size and Scale.
"A great way to introduce the notion of size and scale. User moves the slider to see how a familiar object looks on macro, micro, and nano scale."

http://www.generation-nano.org/competition/
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nanoHUB "is a web-based science gateway and cyberinfrastructure project spearheaded by the NCN. Its mission is to serve as a resource for research and education in the areas of nanoelectronics, NEMS, nano-bio systems, and other areas in nanotechnology. nanoHUB provides user-contributed interactive online simulation tools, as well as courses, tutorials, seminars, and facilities for collaboration."

http://www.nanohub.org/
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Student storyboard proposal call / 2008 announcement http://www.purdue.edu/uns/insidepurdue/2008/080116_BestGen.html

Competition Overview / 2008 Call-Out
http://news.uns.purdue.edu/insidepurdue/2008/080204_Gen-Nano.html
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Network forComputational Nanotechnology
http://www.ncn.purdue.edu/
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Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University's Discovery Park
http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/Nanotechnology/
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Tool-Powered Curricula: Enhanced Learning via Online Simulation
https://www.nanohub.org/curricula/
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