The CCU was excited to be able to participate in the Center for Diversity in Engineering’s Innovation Workshop, Teaching Nanotechnology within Virginia SOLs. Dr. Brooks Pate spoke on Origins of Nanoscience: Exotic Molecules and Chemistry in Space. The slides can be found in the link below. Several activities were also introduced:
Have You Touched Space Today?
Water in Space: A Drop in the Cosmic Pool
Modeling Buckminsterfullerene and Nanotubes
These activities are in the germination phase, and we would love your feedback and be happy to tailor them to your specific SOL needs. Links to the current versions can be found below. CCU graduate student Matt Muckle also demonstrated a microwave spectrometer that is being developed for online use. In addition to an outlined experiment, the instrument will be made available for secondary school students for more independent investigations. We look to have this spectrometer available with an outlined experiment for educational use as early as Fall 2011. Details will be updated on this project as information becomes available. Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like to schedule a visit at the CCU by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (434) 243-0600.
Sarah J. Payne
Education and Public Outreach Coordinator
Brooks H. Pate
Director, Astrochemistry in Charlottesville
Other Links from Workshop