|Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology workshop set for June 13-15|
A three-day continuing education workshop this summer will offer professional development for science teachers in middle and high schools. 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.
During this introductory workshop, traditional lectures will be combined with case-studies discussions and interactive exploratory activities on a variety of topics. Teachers need not have any background in nanoscience. The workshop is designed for teachers with a wide range of experiences in different science fields. 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.
This two-credit workshop, June 13-15 at UND, is offered through the Professional Development for Educators Program of the Division of Continuing Education. Tuition is $100, which includes a nanoscience experiment kit that will go with teachers back to their schools.
To register, contact the Department of Continuing Education at 701-777-4814 or toll-free at 1-866-261-3677. More information is also available at http://www.physics.und.edu/nano or contact the instructors: Kanishka Marasinghe (email@example.com), Juana Moreno (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Richard Van Eck (email@example.com).
-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-3517