Presentation on theme: "T EACHING NANO Walt Trybula, Ph.D. IEEE Fellow & SPIE Fellow Trybula Foundation, Inc. & Ingram School of Engineering Texas State University-San Marcos."— Presentation transcript:
T EACHING NANO Walt Trybula, Ph.D. IEEE Fellow & SPIE Fellow Trybula Foundation, Inc. & Ingram School of Engineering Texas State University-San Marcos "Journey into Nanotech Educator Institutes Applied Nanotech, Inc., Austin, TX June 30, 2011
W HY I S S PECIALIZED E DUCATION R EQUIRED ? Image from Deb Newberry, Nano-Summit, October 2010 Presentation
R EMEMBER THE M ATURITY OF S TUDENTS Which microscope do you let First Graders use? OR How do you explain a billion times to someone who can not add? Remember: What are we trying to achieve?
T HERE ARE T HREE R OADS Address Teachers Address Students Address Both
A DDRESS T EACHERS Workshops Training Sessions Material Focus
A DDRESS S TUDENTS Bootcamps Specialized Exhibits Intense Training
A DDRESS B OTH Train the Trainers Adapt Material Through Student Training Sessions Interactive Focus with Feedback from Both
T HERE ARE T HREE C HOICES Work within the system Work Independently of the System Develop Adaptability
W ORK W ITHIN THE S YSTEM Develop Curriculum Obtain Approval – Local Level Obtain Higher Ed Approval Insert into Existing Classes Upgrade and Enhance
W ORK I NDEPENDENTLY OF THE S YSTEM Effort to Convince Educators to Evaluate They Must Convince System to Allow Insertion To Equip or Not to Equip If Equip, Funding is an Issue – Maintenance is Non-trivial To be Always Current Requires Funding and Upgrade Mechanism
D EVELOP A DAPTABILITY Adopt Successes of Others Incorporate Equipment Suppliers Small Cadre to Develop and Test Initial Concepts Evolve into Train the Trainers Apply Actual Experience at Student Activities
T HREE R ECOMMENDATIONS Learn from others Adapt from existing frameworks Create novel approaches
L EARN F ROM O THERS Dakota County Technical College Program Education Texts SEMI Foundation Effort SkillPoint NanoInks Nano Professor
A DAPT FROM E XISTING F RAMEWORK IEEE Real World Engineering Projects American Society for Engineering Education DONT forget Safety!
C REATE N OVEL A PPROACHES Second Life LinkedIn Groups Interactions with Industry Reach Out to Community & Business Leaders
H OW TO P ROCEED Decide on Focus Group [K-4, 5-8, 9-12] Develop/Adapt Needed Resources Implement Pilot Group Modify/Enhance Based on Reception and Impact Develop Plan to Distribute
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