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1 NSF-DUE Award # Connecting Stakeholders to Create a Successful Emerging Technology Program 2011 STEMtech Conference Maureen Devery October 2, 2011 Math & Sciences Division

2 History of Nano at North Penn State Invitation Regional Collaboration Meetings NSF Application – Planning Grant Partnerships 2

3 Pedagogy What’s the local industry? What do we teach? ◦Technical Advisory Committee How do we teach it? ◦Curriculum ◦Lab Facilities 3

4 Nanotechnology Program Training and education for technician jobs serving a variety of industrial, engineering scientific disciplines Emphasis on internships Five Nano specialty courses NANO 101 (5-credit lab course) 4 AAS-T Two year, 92 credits Certificate program One year, 32 credits Transfer Options Degrees offered:

5 Courses: AAS-T in Nanotech NANO 101 NANO 220 – Fabrication NANO 230 – Characterization Two quarters of internship MSC 101 Chemistry (2); Physics (2); Biology; Electronics Math; Applied Statistics; CS English; Human Relations; Global Studies 5

6 Unique challenges in managing the program Cultural learning curve Faculty training Technical Advisory Committee Funding opportunities and issues Solutions Grant funded Outreach Coordinator and administrative support Admin and Staff training and learning 6

7 NSF Advanced Technical Education Grant Part of the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education Emphasis on 2-year colleges that train high-tech technicians Encourages partnership between 2-year, 4-year, K-12, industry National Centers Regional Centers Projects 7

8 SHINE’s vision to promote awareness of nanoscience among the public, middle and high school students and STEM educators entering the local workforce 8 and/or transferring to pursue further Nanotechnology education Community & K-12 Schools North Seattle Community College to expand the diversity and number of trained nanotechnicians… Industry Universities

9 Enticement Activities K-12 School Outreach Programs Community Events Inreach Activities 9 Community & K-12 Schools

10 NanoDemos Hands-on, inquiry-based nanotechnology activities for middle and high schoolers ◦Challenges  Getting into Schools  Curriculum ◦Successes  Leveraging Connections ◦ SCAN, AOIT  Puget Sound Region 70 NanoDemos 1468 Student participants since January

11 Community Programs NanoBooths ◦NanoDays  Annual NSF program  Partnered with KidsQuest Museum ◦Museum and Community Events ◦School Science Nights Science on Tap 24 events 4365 Students and Community Members 11

12 Train the NanoTrainer Workshop 3-day summer workshop for educators ◦Challenges  Marketing  Ensuring attendance ◦Successes  $300 stipend and professional development credit  Follow-up in classes / lab materials  Connecting High Schools, Community Colleges, Universities and Industry 12

13 Train the NanoTrainer Workshop 2010 – Shoreline Community College ◦Shoreline, WA ◦Biology Focus ◦University of Washington Lab Tours 2011 – Chemeketa Community College ◦Salem, OR ◦Energy Focus ◦Oregon State University Lab Tours 43 participants 13

14 Inreach Activities Increasing awareness of Nanotech at NSCC ◦Student Fairs and Events ◦Classroom Talks ◦Nano 101  Lab Class Credit  Electronics Technical Elective 14

15 Engagement Activities NanoLunches ◦Industry and University/ Research Focused Internships Mentorship Program Industry and Research Lab Tours Embedded Career Services Student NanoAmbassador Program (SNAP) 15

16 Student NanoAmbassador Program (SNAP) Facilitate NanoDemos for middle and high school students ◦Challenges  Time of school programs  Work and school loads ◦Successes  $300 stipend  Presentation skills  12 NanoAmbassadors 16

17 Connecting Resources 17 NanoDays NanoDemos Tours Educator Workshop Technical Advisory Committee Internships Tours Guest Lectures NanoLunches Student Nano Ambassador Program AAS-T degree Certificate in Nanotechnology Community & K-12 Schools Industry & Universities North Seattle Community College

18 Transitions to Industry and Universities Internships leading to job offers University of Washington ◦Articulation of Nano 101 ◦Creating Options in Nanotechnology Western Washington University ◦Articulation agreements 18

19 Results Nano 101 enrollment ◦Baseline enrollment – 10.5 students/term ◦Spring 2011 – 16.5 students/term ◦57% increase in 1.5 years Program Completion Rate ◦Baseline – 75% completion ◦Fall 2010 – 84% completion ◦Spring 2011 – 93% completion 19

20 Partners 20

21 Contact SHINE Maureen Devery Outreach Coordinator Alissa Agnello Nanotechnology Faculty, Project Director 21 Math & Sciences Division


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