MINIC Education and Outreach
The University of Minnesota Nano Center offers resources for science teachers and students (recommended grade levels middle school through undergrad). These include the following:
- Laboratory and cleanroom tours. Your group can gown up and enter our cleanrooms to learn how electronic devices are made (and why people wear funny-looking suits in the cleanroom). Tours are offered on request.
- Classes on nanotechnology topics. We offer special classes on microelectronics and nanotechnology during the summer months. Contact the University College of Science and Engineering Outreach Office for details (cse.umn.edu/r/k-12-outreach-2).
- Nanoscience lab activities for the classroom. We have developed classroom activities for your science class that introduce students to the tools and concepts of nanotechnology. These are teacher-designed and tested lab activities that can be used in middle- and high school classes in biology, chemistry, physical science, and technology. Each activity includes a complete written procedure, lists of equipment and supplies and where to get them, student guides, and worksheets. Get a full listing of downloadable activities at www.nnci.net
For more information, contact Dr. Jim Marti, Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.