NSF Remote Access Nanotechnology Education Program
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Friday, February 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
For science and technology teachers . . .
Remote Access Nanotechnology Education Program
Earn free graduate credit through Aurora University
Kick-Off Workshop - February 18-21, 2014
Oakton Community College Nanotech Laboratory
Illinois Science + Technology Park, 8025 Lamon Avenue, Skokie, IL
By 2015, the nanotech industry will need six million workers worldwide. Oakton’s free Nanotechnology Education Program, designed for science and technology teachers, can give you the tools to help students get in on the ground floor of this rapidly growing field.
Workshop take aways:
- Learn to use cutting-edge nanotechnology equipment via remote access.
- Design a classroom activity to introduce students to key nanotech concepts.
- Earn three semester hours of graduate credit through Aurora University, Aurora, IL.
|Online Review||January-February||Review background material in physics, chemistry, and biology.|
|Kick-Off Workshop||February 18-21||Get hands-on experience with atomic force, scanning electron, and fluorescence microscopes; a dip-pen nanolithography machine; and a qNano particle characterization device at Oakton's state-of-the-art nanotech lab. Registration Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2014.|
|Classroom Activity Development||February-April||With online support, create a nanotechnology classroom activity.|
|Activity Presentation||TBD||Present your activity via webinar to program participants and to the Oakton community at a STEM seminar.|
|Jeff Moro||TBD||Investigating enhancements and limitations of remote access of nanotechnology laboratory equipment.|
|Angie Etzwiler & Anna Klein||TBD||Synthesizing nanoparticle-assembled capsules.|
|Jill Serling||TBD||Work related to an existing graduate program.|
|Tina Sabatello||TBD||Use of a four-quadrant standard sample with an Atomic Force Microscope.|
|Fine-tune activities, learn additional nanotechnology content, and gain a deeper understanding of the equipment.|
- Tap into Oakton faculty for expertise and information.
- Bring students to the nanotech lab for hands-on instruction.
- Be part of an electronic learning community and support network.
Participation is open to US residents representing academic institutions and is free of charge, with priority enrollment supporting those applicants who intend to offer a module associated with nanotechnology at their home institution.
Costs associated with workshop attendance for travel, housing and meals will be reimbursed by the NSF. A block of rooms has been reserved at the nearby Chicago North Shore Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy Ave, Skokie, IL 60077. A courtesy shuttle between the hotel and the College will be provided.
What is the reimbursement process?
Costs associated with attending the workshops that involve housing or meals will be reimbursed to attendees after submission of the event reimbursement form. Attendees must complete the reimbursement form that will be distributed at the event and provide original receipts to the following address.
Oakton Community College – Division 1
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Processing of the paperwork may take 2 or more weeks after the form is received. Supported travel by automobile will be reimbursed for fuel and at the federal compensation rate of 56.5 cents/mile. Supported travel by other means will be reimbursed for coach class travel. The workshop will provide breakfast, lunch on each workshop day and dinner on fhe first and thrid days. Other meal reimbursement will be provided to workshop attendees for those meals that occurred during travel to and from the workshop. Reimbursement for accommodations will be made for time spent at the Chicago North Shore Holiday Inn in support of workshop attendance.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Transportation to the hotel should be arranged by attendees. A free shuttle will be provided for transportation from the hotel to the College on class days. Transportation details to the Illinois Science + Technology Park are available at this link.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For information, contact Bob Sompolski, Dean of Mathematics and Technology at 847-635-1690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring your printed ticket on the first day of your workshop. This will enable staff to scan the document as evidence of your attendance.
These activities are sponsored by the National Science Foundation‚ Advanced Technological Education Program under Award No. 1304016. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.