This announcement for a Microsystems and Nanotechnology Masters postgraduate diploma from Cranfield University in the U.K. reminded me that I should probably review some of the education-related links I've collected. This is by no means complete, and there's a mix here of K-12 to undergrad to postgrad, but I'll throw this out there and let you kids take it from there.
One project that I'm working on, by the way, is further coverage of ambitious plans to completely revamp K-12 education in keeping with the National Nanotechnology Initiative's focus on "converging technologies."
I don't expect it would be easy to get teachers to agree that physics, chemistry, computer science, biology all should be taught at the same time, but the idea of stressing interrelationships could go a long way toward convincing students that these separate disciplines do have applications beyond the next test.
I come from a family of osteopathic physicians, so I've always had this sense of how individual systems do not work for their own sake, but contribute to the total health of the body. The study of nanotechnology can and should work the same way.
OK. Here are the links:
- The Nanotechnology Group Inc., Nano High, Nano Student, NanoKids, Nanopolis, It's a Nano World, NNI Education Center, NanoHouse, NanoTruck, Stanford Nanotechnology, MIT Tiny Technology, Nano-World, Molecular Expressions, Free Nanotechnology Course, FutureLab, NanoBiotechnology Center at Cornell, WorkingIn Nanotechnology/Education, Vega Science Trust, Center for Science and Engineering Nanoscale Systems, Albany School of Nanosciences and nanoengineering, International Center for Young Scientists, Institute of Nanotechnology (UK), National NanoScience and Technology Institute, NanoScience and Technology Studies, NASA Institute for Nanotechnology and Computing, Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (Hong Kong), MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (New Zealand), Center for Nanotechnology (UW),
MTP Nanoscale Science and Technology, International Master in Nanotechnologies, Nanostrukturtechnik