Introduction to nanoscience, nanotechnology workshop set for June 11-13

The third nanoscience and nanotechnology workshop for science teachers in middle and high schools is scheduled for June 11-13 at the UND physics department. By 2015, the United States government estimates, there will be a need for 2 million nanotech workers. Yet, no nanoscience curriculum exists in the middle or high schools of North Dakota. PHYS 900, Our Nanoworld: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, will provide an overview of the new field of nanoscience for science teachers in all disciplines who want to introduce this field into their classes.

The program will include a public lecture on nanoscience by Steve Smith, South Dakota School of Mines, an expert on nanophotonics. This public lecture will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 138 Abbott Hall. This is a great opportunity to learn about this new field of science that the U.S. Government has identified as the third-highest national funding priority.

The two-credit workshop is offered through the Professional Development for Educators Program of the Division of Continuing Education, UND. Tuition, due June 11, is $100, and it includes a nanoscience experiment kit that will go with teachers back to their schools. A National Science Foundation award will cover the cost of tuition, and lodging (UND housing) to eligible participants. For more information about how to become eligible, please contact Juana Moreno ( To pre-register, contact the Department of Continuing Education at 701-777-4814 or toll-free at 1-866-261-3677.

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-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics,, 777-3517