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Junior High Students Take Annual Tour of Nanoworld

Junior High Students Take Annual Tour of Nanoworld

Dr. Shanov and Immaculate Heart of Mary Students


On May 15, sixty eighth graders from the Immaculate Heart of Mary School (IHM), toured the University of Cincinnati Nanoworld Laboratories.

Accompanied by IHM eighth grade math teacher Michele Head, the students learned about nanotechnology and its many applications. On the tour, students viewed the world’s longest carbon nanotube array while learning the basics of carbon nanotube manufacturing. In addition, they saw Nanoworld graduate students using machines to spin carbon nanotubes into thread, and explored Nanoworld’s newest lab, 581 ERC. They also viewed carbon nanotubes under an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) in the Advanced Materials Characterization Center.  Aside from nanotechnology, students were introduced to the biomedical work done in the Nanoworld Labs, as part of the NSF ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials.

Immaculate Heart of Mary is a K-8 Catholic school located in Anderson Township, outside of Cincinnati, OH. Since 2009, IHM has arranged annual student field trips for out of the classroom learning experiences in mathematics and science. The Nanoworld Lab Group is proud to participate in the IHM School’s program.

The Nanoworld Laboratories participate in educational outreach and instruction in accordance with the National Science Foundation’s goal to get today's students interested in math, technology.
Each year hundreds of students, junior high through college, tour the Nanoworld facilities at UC.

In addition, Nanoworld faculty and students regularly aid in classroom instruction, visiting local schools in the Cincinnati area. The Nanoworld Lab directors (Drs. Schulz and Shanov) also assist in the instruction of four undergraduate nanotech courses offered by the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science.