Additional Participants

Senior Personnel

George Bernhardt

Graduate Student

Sarah Sterling
Timothy Garay
Patrick Spinney
Janice Duy

Undergraduate Student

Ryan Cota
Christopher Demers

Technician, Programmer

Brian Doore

Other Participant

Paul Millard
David Neivandt
David Kotecki
Mohsen Shahinpoor
Douglas Gardner
Nuri Emanetoglu
Michael Mason
William Unertl
Robert Lad
Robert Meulenberg

Other Collaborators or Contacts

James Vesenka, Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of New England

Project Period

January 1, 2008-December 31, 2011

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

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This Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering program entitled NUE: NanoTechnology Education and Experiences in Maine (Nano-TEEM), at the University of Maine, under the direction of Dr. Rosemary Smith, will result in a new, three-credit, undergraduate course, that introduces first-year engineering students at the University of Maine to the interdisciplinary concepts, applications, and implications of nanoscale science and engineering. The broader impacts of this project include improved student recruitment, retention, and future workforce preparation achieved through the intentional integration of research and education at the undergraduate level, interactions with Maine's (in-service and pre-service) middle and high school teachers and students, the facilitation of new reearch and education collaborations among UMaine faculty with interests in nanoscale science and engineering, and the sharing of state-of-the-art instructional tools such as animations and hands-on, laboratory experience modules.

The proposal for this award was received in response to the Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Program Solicitation (NSF 07-554), and is being co-funded by the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and the Directorate for Engineering, Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber System (ECCS).