Nanochemistry and nanotechnology: Bringing cutting edge science into the classroom RB470 / E01

Start date
10 Feb 16
1 Day
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 6 Kensington Terrace, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 7RU View on Google Map


Research Councils UKNanotechnology and new materials are transforming the modern world. From energy sources and carbon capture to cosmetic enhancements and medical breakthroughs these new technologies are providing creative scientific solutions, as well as raising new ethical concerns.

You will have the opportunity to meet scientists working in cutting edge research relevant to the chemistry and physics curriculum and will try out classroom investigations to support teaching 'materials' in the context of real world science.

Course presenters:

Dr Dorothy Warren, Science Education Consultant
Prof. Andrew Houlton (Introduction to Nanochemistry)
Dr. Andrew Pike, Senior Lecturer (Nanoscale Materials)
Dr. Luke Dixon, Post-Doctoral Research Associate (SEAFRONT Project – Industrial Applications)
Colette Whitfield, PhD Student (DNA)
Thomas Bamford, PhD Student (Graphene)
Michael Bracchi, PhD Student  (Polymers)
Andrés Aldana, PhD Student (Semiconductor Nanowires)



Participants will be able to: 

  • develop and update their knowledge by engaging with scientists involved in cutting-edge research
  • use authentic contexts for effective delivery of nanotechnology in the science curriculum
  • engage with active and inspiring teaching approaches and learning activities
  • demonstrate how mathematical skills are relevant to course topics


Nanochemistry and nanotechnology: Bringing cutting edge science into the classroom10 February 201613:30-18:30University of Newcastle Upon Tyne


Research Councils UK 


Thanks to funding from the Research Councils UK, all CPD which is part of the Bringing Cutting Edge Science into the Classroom programme qualifies for a bursary.

State funded schools, colleges or universities in the UK can benefit from this funding for teachers, technicians and those on Initial Teacher Training (ITT).


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Teachers or technicians working in state-funded schools or colleges in the UK are eligible for these subsidies which can be used to contribute to covering the cost of course fees, supply cover, travel, accommodation, or equipment for your school. Find out more.

State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£210.00 +VATSubsidy available*£180.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£435.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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