are developing and testing two educational remote access
activities in conjunction with the NanoLeap
program - one for the “Physical
and one for the “Chemistry” module.
The NNIN sites involved in this initial round are: SNF at Stanford,
the Characterization Facility at U. of Minnesota, and the Microelectronics
Research Center at Georgia Tech.
Physical Science remote access activity involves
Stanford and Minnesota and explores
the use of an atomic force microscope, or AFM, that can probe
nanoscale features, and the concepts of: scale, the nanoworld,
imaging techniques, and adhesion. Live video from the two NNIN
sites is beamed to the classroom. The students are able to
view the characterization lab and equipment, the AFM and computer
monitors, all in real time, and also see and talk with the
via phone conference call. We recently had our first demos involving
two Physical Science high school classses in Colorado - one with
Chris Nichols' class at Englewood HS and the other with Frank
Nosal's class at Eaglecrest HS in Centennial, each of which
had previously gone throught the in-class Nanoleap module in
physical science. The activity involved myself at Stanford and
Greg Haugstad and Jinping Dong at Minnesota. Gregory Book at
Georgia Tech also participated by answering students' questions.
have also been developing a remote access activity for the classes
that are participating in the Nanoleap module for Chemistry classes.
This activity focused on cleanrooms, nanofabrication and contamination,
and what researchers in nanotechnology do. In this one we made
use of Georgia Tech's cleanroom and the collection of high-resolution Axis network webcams they have in each of the rooms throughout their cleanroom facility. The activity involved myself at Stanford and Gregory Book from Georgia Tech, as well as a graduate student there, Swami Rajaraman. Greg Haugstad was also available to answer questions from the U. of Minn. The activity was done with Nicole Harmer's chemistry class at Brainerd High School in Minnesota.
see an 11 minute informational video of these remote access
educational activities, click on the link below to play the
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