|Students using atomic force microscopes and a scanning electron microscope
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology: An Important Part of STEM Education
Nanoscience Instruments has been working with educators for over a decade to bring easy to use, accessible instrumentation into student labs. As technology and scientific problems continue to involve smaller scales of investigation, such instrumentation grows in relevance.
To keep pushing the frontier of technological growth, students need the opportunity to learn skills and gain hands-on experience with the equipment used in industry today.
Nanotechnology instrumentation is becoming ubiquitous in many different fields.
- Life Science and Pharmaceuticals
- Solar Energy
- Energy Storage (batteries, fuel cells)
- Air and Water Filtration
- Medical Devices
- Micro-Electromechanical Systems
- Semiconductor and Microelectronics
- Geology, Oil & Gas Exploration
- Building Materials
- Nanoparticles that improve materials for many applications
The global nanotechnology and nano-enabled market is expected to expand greatly in the next decade. This growth comes from more than electronics and computer chips. From forensics to plastics to energy to health, the smallest size dimensions are becoming the most important features. Nanotechnology is promising answers to many types of problems in all fields of work.
This great movement to smaller sizes requires students to dive into micro and nano worlds head first. Interacting with small and unseen features helps develop problem-solving skills and can be exciting and fun. Watching the details of an ant’s mouth come into focus as you control the electron microscope for the first time is akin to learning to ride a bicycle. Having the power of a great instrument in your hands can seem daunting, but zooming in on minute details is as thrilling as zooming down the street on a bike. Students will enjoy exploring with the tools Nanoscience Instruments provides.
We have the tools educators need to teach students the skills they will use to succeed in a variety of occupations. Each instrument is small enough to fit on a desk in your classroom or laboratory. The easy-to-use microscopes are perfect for beginning and advanced users. Students can be quickly trained to use the Phenom scanning electron microscope (SEM). Surface roughness and topography can be imaged with the Zeta-20 3D microscope or our traxAFM.
Take a look at our Nanoscience Classroom Product Overview to find which will work best to achieve your goals.