Workshop  - Hands-on Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnolgy for STEM Teachers

Presentation Materials:

PDF  and  PowerPoint

When: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:00am-3:00pm  - lunch provided
Where: Albuquerque - University of New Mexico, Manufacturing Training and Technology Center
The first 25 educators will receive $50 stipends for attending!
What can you say about nanotechnology when your students ask? Are you keeping up with the future? Come join nano experts at UNM in this hands-on introductory workshop.  After an overview of Nanoscience, you will participate in three hands-on Nano activities you can bring back to your classroom.


  1. Introductions
  2. What is the difference between Nanoscience and Nanotech and why should you care?
  3. Surface Treatments – Hydrophobic systems and what they are used for
  4. Surface to Volume Ratio Activity – Reaction rate, materials and money
  5. Rainbow Wafers – measuring very thin films with your eye
  6. Discussion on applying these activities in your STEM classroom
  7. What kinds of jobs use Nanotechnology?  Show your students a great technical career choice.

For more information, contact Dr. Matt Pleil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This workshop is made possible through a grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Engineering Education and Centers, Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering (Grant # EEC-1042062) in collaboration with the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education and the University of New Mexico.



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