Interviews

Nanoscience Instruments has been providing instruments, lab modules, and expert support in STEM education for over a decade. Teachers and professors from high schools, community colleges and universities have shared their experiences and offered suggestions to engage students in the classroom while teaching nanotechnology, biology, quantum physics and other core science curriculum. Read on for more...

Student-Driven Materials Science

Student-Driven Materials Science

Materials Science students at the University of Tennessee drive the Phenom SEM, using scientific curiosity to define their projects

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Impacting Science Through Education

Impacting Science Through Education

Video interview with Mike Blok from Project NANO, describing a nanoscience outreach program that has impacted 10,000 high school students

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Complementary Tools for Teaching Physical Chemistry

Complementary Tools for Teaching Physical Chemistry

Advanced microscopy for teaching Chemistry and Chemical Engineering labs at Johns Hopkins University

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High School Nanotechnology Research with 3D Optical Microscope

High School Nanotechnology Research with 3D Optical Microscope

How students use the Zeta 3D optical microscope to study Ohm's law, measure tablet coating dissolution, test water purification methods, and analyze cupcake moisture retention

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Nanotechnology WOW! Factor Endures at Michigan Technological University

Nanotechnology WOW! Factor Endures at Michigan Technological University

Tracking the progress of one of the first Nanotechnology minor programs with Dr. John Jaszczak, Physics professor at Michigan Tech

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Lab Development for Nanotechnology Programs

Lab Development for Nanotechnology Programs

How Drs. James Brenner and Kurt Winkelmann at the Florida Institute of Technology develop lab curriculum with hands-on instruments to teach nanotechnology

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Materials Science Goes Nano at Eau Claire

Materials Science Goes Nano at Eau Claire

Dr. Doug Dunham and Dr. Marc McEllistrem use multiple AFM systems to provide students immersion hands-on materials science experiences in the classroom lab.

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High School Nanotechnology Laboratory for Career Development

High School Nanotechnology Laboratory for Career Development

An Illinois public high school science lab with advanced instrumentation for nanotechnology education

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Teaching Textiles at NCSU

Teaching Textiles at NCSU

Dr. Jon Rust and Dr. Russell Gorga use the Phenom SEM for teaching and student research in polymers, fibers and textiles.

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Cornerstones of Education: Hands-On Learning at Community Colleges

Cornerstones of Education: Hands-On Learning at Community Colleges

How hands-on science experience impacts student learning

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STEM High School Programs

STEM High School Programs

Creating future scientists and engineers in high schools across the US

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Q&A About Community Colleges

Q&A About Community Colleges

Dr. Michael Lesiecki, Executive Director of MATEC, provides insight in the current trends in community colleges in the US.

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Using the Phenom SEM for Biological Research and Teaching

Using the Phenom SEM for Biological Research and Teaching

Dr. Gary Martin, Professor of Biology at Occidental College, incorporates the Phenom scanning electron microscope into his undergraduate courses as well as research projects.

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A CSI Classroom with the Phenom SEM

A CSI Classroom with the Phenom SEM

Dr. Gettens uses the Phenom SEM to Teach CSI-Style at Western New England University.

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Teach Quantum Mechanics and Physical Chemistry with STM

Teach Quantum Mechanics and Physical Chemistry with STM

Dr. James Batteas modernized physical chemistry lab classes at Texas A&M using scanning tunneling microscopy.

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Atomic Resolution with STM in Physics Lab

Atomic Resolution with STM in Physics Lab

Physics students see atoms using a scanning tunneling microscope at Haverford College

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Use AFM and STM to Introduce Nanotechnology

Use AFM and STM to Introduce Nanotechnology

Forsyth Technical Community College uses atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopes to teach nanotechnology

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Teach Nanotechnology with Visualization

Teach Nanotechnology with Visualization

Mohawk Valley Community College and SUNY Institute of Technology integrated atomic force microscopes (AFM) into electrical engineering

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Student-Driven Materials Science
Student-Driven Materials Science

Materials Science students at the University of Tennessee drive the Phenom SEM, using scientific curiosity to define their proje…

Impacting Science Through Education
Impacting Science Through Education

Video interview with Mike Blok from Project NANO, describing a nanoscience outreach program that has impacted 10,000 high school…

Complementary Tools for Teaching Physical Chemistry
Complementary Tools for Teaching Physical Chemistry

Advanced microscopy for teaching Chemistry and Chemical Engineering labs at Johns Hopkins University

High School Nanotechnology Research with 3D Optical Microscope
High School Nanotechnology Research with 3D Optical Microscope

How students use the Zeta 3D optical microscope to study Ohm's law, measure tablet coating dissolution, test water purification …

Nanotechnology WOW! Factor Endures at Michigan Technological University
Nanotechnology WOW! Factor Endures at Michigan Technological University

Tracking the progress of one of the first Nanotechnology minor programs with Dr. John Jaszczak, Physics professor at Michigan Te…

Lab Development for Nanotechnology Programs
Lab Development for Nanotechnology Programs

How Drs. James Brenner and Kurt Winkelmann at the Florida Institute of Technology develop lab curriculum with hands-on instrumen…

Materials Science Goes Nano at Eau Claire
Materials Science Goes Nano at Eau Claire

Dr. Doug Dunham and Dr. Marc McEllistrem use multiple AFM systems to provide students immersion hands-on materials science exper…

High School Nanotechnology Laboratory for Career Development
High School Nanotechnology Laboratory for Career Development

An Illinois public high school science lab with advanced instrumentation for nanotechnology education

Teaching Textiles at NCSU
Teaching Textiles at NCSU

Dr. Jon Rust and Dr. Russell Gorga use the Phenom SEM for teaching and student research in polymers, fibers and textiles.

Cornerstones of Education: Hands-On Learning at Community Colleges
Cornerstones of Education: Hands-On Learning at Community Colleges

How hands-on science experience impacts student learning

STEM High School Programs
STEM High School Programs

Creating future scientists and engineers in high schools across the US

Q&A About Community Colleges
Q&A About Community Colleges

Dr. Michael Lesiecki, Executive Director of MATEC, provides insight in the current trends in community colleges in the US.

Using the Phenom SEM for Biological Research and Teaching
Using the Phenom SEM for Biological Research and Teaching

Dr. Gary Martin, Professor of Biology at Occidental College, incorporates the Phenom scanning electron microscope into his under…

A CSI Classroom with the Phenom SEM
A CSI Classroom with the Phenom SEM

Dr. Gettens uses the Phenom SEM to Teach CSI-Style at Western New England University.

Teach Quantum Mechanics and Physical Chemistry with STM
Teach Quantum Mechanics and Physical Chemistry with STM

Dr. James Batteas modernized physical chemistry lab classes at Texas A&M using scanning tunneling microscopy.

Atomic Resolution with STM in Physics Lab
Atomic Resolution with STM in Physics Lab

Physics students see atoms using a scanning tunneling microscope at Haverford College

Use AFM and STM to Introduce Nanotechnology
Use AFM and STM to Introduce Nanotechnology

Forsyth Technical Community College uses atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopes to teach nanotechnology

Teach Nanotechnology with Visualization
Teach Nanotechnology with Visualization

Mohawk Valley Community College and SUNY Institute of Technology integrated atomic force microscopes (AFM) into electrical engin…