|Intro to nanoscience, nanotechnology workshop is June 6-8|
The second Nanoscience and Nanotechnology workshop for science teachers in middle and high schools is scheduled for June 6-8 at the Physics Department. By 2015, the U.S. government estimates, there will be a need for 2 million nanotech workers. Yet, no nanoscience curriculum exists in the middle or high schools of North Dakota. PHYS 900, Our Nanoworld: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, will provide an overview of the new field of nanoscience for science teachers in all disciplines who want to introduce this field into their classes.
The program will include a public lecture on nanoscience by Leigh Smith, University of Cincinnati, an expert on imaging techniques at the nanoscale. This public lecture will take place Thursday, June 7, at 8 p.m., 138 Abbott Hall. This is a great opportunity to learn about this new field of science that the U.S. government has identified as the third-highest national funding priority.
The two-credit workshop is offered through the Professional Development for Educators Program of the UND Division of Continuing Education. Tuition, due June 6, is $100 and includes a nanoscience experiment kit that will go with teachers back to their schools. A National Science Foundation award will cover the cost of tuition, and lodging (UND housing) to eligible participants. For more information about how to become eligible, please contact Juana Moreno (firstname.lastname@example.org). To pre-register, contact the Department of Continuing Education at 777-4225 or toll-free at 1-866-261-3677. More information is also available at http://www2.und.edu/~nano.
-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics, email@example.com, 777-3517