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JMU Faculty-Teacher Nano Working Group Starts (Spring 2011)
Local high school educators and JMU Nanotechnology faculty have begun meeting to find out how JMUs Center for Materials Science can support teaching efforts in nanoscience at the high school level.
Three meetings have been schedules for the Fall Semester 2010 co-sponsored by the JMU Center for Materials Science and the JMU Center for STEM Education Outreach. These meetings began as a follow-up to the 2010 Faraday Lecture with Prof. Chad Mirkin. The working group will continue meeting in the Spring Semester 2011. The meetings are from 5:30 - 7:00 pm meeting in the Festival Conference Center on JMUs East Campus.
All Shenandoah Valley STEM educators interested in learning more about nanoscience and nanotechnology in the classroom are welcome to attend. Dinner is provided. Please contact us for more details.
Schedule of events:
|Wednesday, October 13||Introduction to JMUs Center for Materials Science and Nanoscience Teaching, Research and Outreach (Presented by Prof. Brian Augustine)|
|Thursday, November 11||Nanodays and NISENet Introduction
(Presented by Dr. Costel Constantin)
|Thursday, December 9||Issues facing high school educators regarding standards of learning and introducing nanoscience into the high school curriculum.
(Discussion moderated by Prof. Brian Augustine)
|Tuesday, February 8||Planning for Nano Days|
|Tuesday, March 15||Planning for Nano Days|
|Sunday, March 27||Nano Days at the Harrisonburg Children's Museum|