Educational Outreach

The educational outreach team develops and maintains accurate, interesting, and meaningful presentations regarding nanotechnology and its uses, implications, and potential societal effects for high school and college students. Tailored to individual situations and group interests the educational outreach team presents at many venues including K-day, expos, engineering explorations, high school teachers and for high school students.

The Teacher Workshop is an integral part of the Nanotechnology Enterprise’s efforts to educate people about nanotechnology. The main goal of this workshop is to educate high school teachers about nanotechnology and its applications so they can, in turn, educate their students. This two day workshop consists of an introductory presentation, a tour of labs on the MTU campus that are currently working on nanotechnology related projects, a hands on lab to learn how to use an Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), and a period of time allotted to drafting a curriculum to take back to their classrooms.