Vision and Goals
Give every high school and community college in America the resources to offer “micro” and “nano” technology courses and activities.
Every student in America should have the opportunity to experience the “micro” and “nano” worlds before enrolling in a university, for the benefits of the next generation of the STEM workforce.
Create digital educational resources for "micro" and "nano" technologies that are engaging, widely distributable, easily accessible for every student in America.
- Abe Michelen (SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany, NY)
- Cait Cramer (Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, IN)
- Carol Bouvier (Wheeling High School, Wheeling, IL)
- Deb Newberry (Newberry Technology Associates)
- Jared Ashcroft (Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA)
- Joseph Maxwell (Mundelein High School, Mundelein, IL)
- Marco Curreli (Omni Nano, Los Angeles, CA)
- Neda Habibi (Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX)
- Olga Vasquez (Technology Leadership High School, Albuquerque, NM)
- Pamela Auburn (Lone Star College, Houston, TX)
- Paul Weber (Utah Valley University, Orem, UT)
- Val Kovach (Atrisco Heritage Academy High School, Albuquerque, NM)
STEM Activity - How Mark Became a Nanotechnologist
“Now, we’re looking into introducing a year-long course in nanotechnology”
This STEM activity introduces the subject of nanotechnology, a new field of science and engineering, through the story of a college student named Mark. This story shows that many students like him are willing to undergo rigorous training to acquire the skills needed to develop transformative technologies at high-tech companies. In fact, nanotechnology applications promise to find solutions to many real-world concerns affecting human lives and the environment at large – such as water purification, clean energy production, energy storage, effective medical treatments, accurate disease diagnostics, and safe food storage, just to name a few. By learning more about nanotechnology, today’s high school students will become tomorrow’s STEM workforce for the greater good of the world. Duration: 1-2 class periods (60-90 minutes).