Monday, October 18, 2004

I got Study Hall, PhysEd, Shop, then ... Nanoscience? Whaaaa!?

Nanoscience to be taught to high school students (San Francisco Business Times)

    Menlo Park-based SRI International, an independent research and development organization, said it's received a four-year, $925,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to teach high school students the principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

    ... The relatively new field of nanotechnology offers new markets, products, and applications in areas such as medicine, materials, and environmental management, according to SRI. Now that there are nanoscale science and engineering programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, there is a strong need in earlier grades to increase students' scientific literacy and prepare them for further study, it said. More here

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Daniel said...

Seriously, can I sign up? I'd love to learn the principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology...

Howard Lovy said...

Well, Daniel, I hope you've already been to the principles' office, since you're a member of a highly prestigious nanotech research group. I'd hate to think that Georgia Tech's finest nanotechnologists are working without principles.