Public Education & Outreach

Does Every Silver Lining Have a Cloud? from NISE Network.

Design your own nanoparticle So how exactly does one make nanoparticles? Stella Marinakos explains that it requires dissolving metal salts, adding reducing agents and stabilizers mixed in a particular ratio, and often throwing in a heating session to get the process rolling. Follow along to learn more about each step and, while you’re at it, make the choices that will lead to your own designer nanoparticles.

Nano2Earth is a high school curriculum that introduces nanotechnology through investigations of groundwater and is targeted for use in high school Biology, Chemistry and Earth Science Classes.

NISE Net | Nanoscale Informal Science Education
The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

Museum of Life & Science
CEINT is collaborating with the Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC, to expand public education initiatives. Our partnership leverages the museum’s activities in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) Program. CEINT participates annually in the NISE Net affiliated NanoDays and provides hands-on engaging nano-scale science activities at community museums, with museum visitors numbering over 1700 for 2009 and over 2000 for 2010.

Scientifica is a science enrichment program sponsored by the Durham Public Schools to encourage highly motivated students in Grades 8-12 to discover the world of science, pursue a career in this field and succeed in their career and in life. CEINT has partnered with Scientifica to offer summer Research Internships in CEINT faculty labs at Duke for participating high school students.

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