EPICS High goes Nanotech!
EPICS High teachers are introducing students to Nanotechnology by incorporating it into classroom lesson plans and team projects. Nano technology is the science of using and controlling materials on an atomic or molecular scale especially in order to create microscopic devices and incorporates disciplines such as organic chemistry and molecular biology. Michael Boyer of North Penn High School, PA is teaching a Nanotechnology Research course with a focus on the functionalization of polymer nanofibers for various applications in energy, healthcare and the environment. Heathcare and environmental applications include antibacterial fabrics, concussion detection and prevention and water and air filtration. More information about student research and projects can be found at www.thefutureisnear.org. Other Nano schools are located in Massachusetts and Chicago.
Purdue University's NanoHub.org is a resource for the nanotechnology and learning community and has been instumental in expanding Nanotech to EPICS High schools.