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Posted: October 26, 2007

Nanotechnology for introductory chemistry and physics teachers

(Nanowerk News) The Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) at Rice University is offering a spring course on Nanotechnology for Introductory Chemistry and Physics Teachers. The program is designed for high school science teachers, although middle school teachers are welcome. Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses physics, chemistry, biology and environmental sciences.
The lessons will take place from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM on Thursday evenings from January 10 - April 17, 2008.
Application deadline: December 20, 2007.
Program Benefits
  • Content in Nanotechnology for Teachers aligns with many of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science (TEKS)
  • Connect core physics and chemistry concepts to ongoing research in nanotechnology
  • Learn about cutting-edge scientific research
  • Acquire new lecture strategies to engage middle school and high school students in science
  • Interact with scientists in the field of nanotechnology
  • Network with fellow teachers
  • Try out new classroom demos and laboratory protocols to stimulate your students' interest in the physical sciences
  • Program participants are eligible to return to Rice University for a summer research internship
  • Receive class materials, 45 CPE credit hours plus a $300 stipend
  • Light dinner provided along with free and convenient parking
  • Program Structure
  • Class meets each Thursday evening from January 10 thru April 17, 2008 at Rice University from 6:00-8:30 P.M.
  • Part One: Presentation on recent applications of nanotechnology
  • Part Two: Round table discussion and light dinner to address questions and focus on integration of content into the classroom
  • Part Three: Discourse on approaches to teaching science with examples and curricular materials
  • Questions?
    Contact Dr. Carolyn Nichol at cnichol@rice.edu or 713-348-2672
    Source: Rice University
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