Global Perspectives of Nanoscience and Engineering Education

  • Kurt Winkelmann
  • Bharat Bhushan

Part of the Science Policy Reports book series (SCIPOLICY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Interdisciplinary Nature of NSE Education

  3. Curriculum Resources and Cutting-Edge Ideas for NSE Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. A. C. Pic, V. A. Moore, N. A. Burnham
      Pages 131-169
    3. Sidney R. Cohen, Ron Blonder, Shelley Rap, Jack Barokas
      Pages 171-194
    4. Konrad J. Schönborn, Gunnar E. Höst, Karljohan E. Lundin Palmerius
      Pages 195-222
    5. Walt Trybula, Dominick Fazarro, Craig Hanks, Jitendra Tate
      Pages 223-235
  4. Informal, College and Graduate School NSE Curricula

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 395-400

About this book


This book presents the perspectives of nanotechnology educators from around the world. Experts present the pressing challenges of teaching nanoscience and engineering to students in all levels of education, postsecondary and informal environments. The book was inspired by the 2014 NSF workshop for Nanoscience and Engineering Education. Since nanotechnology is a relatively new field, authors present recommendations for designing nanotechnology education programs. The chapters describe methods to teach specific topics, such as probe microscopy, size and scale, and nanomaterial safety, in classrooms around the world.  Other chapters describe the ways that organizations like NNIN and the NISE Network have influenced informal nanotechnology education. Information technology plays a growing role in all types of education and several chapters are devoted to describing ways how educators can use online curricula for teaching nanotechnology to students from preschool to graduate school.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kurt Winkelmann
    • 1
  • Bharat Bhushan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryFlorida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31832-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31833-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-1965
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-1973
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