Northwestern University’s module-based educational materials are hands-on, inquiry and design-based units for middle and high school students. Based on materials science and nanotechnology principles, this interdisciplinary approach engages students, adds relevance to traditional curriculum, and has been shown to improve science knowledge for all students.
A series of videos and blog posts co-produced by Cornell physics PhD students Katie McGill and Jesse Silverberg. The "Soft Matters: Talking Physics, Talking Life" series features casual chats with Cornell physicists and nanoscientists about their work and lives, including their childhood inspirations and expectations for the advancement of science.
This scanning electron micrograph shows a nanomechanical torsion oscillator used by computer engineers to measure extremely small amounts of torque.
A 40-minute live dramatic performance exploring nanoscale science and technology. Dan and Joel are brothers - Dan a know-it-all and Joel a naif - who must deliver a juggling show about atoms, molecules, nanoscale forces and scanning probe microscopy when it is discovered that the scheduled performers - the Nano Brothers - are too small to see.