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

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

Summary

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)

 

Outcomes

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

Sessions

Nanochemistry and nanotechnology: Bringing cutting edge science into the classroom10 February 2016 13:30-18:30

Notes

Research Councils UK 

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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).

 

Pricing

State-funded school or college£210.00£180.00RCUK Bursary
Teachers or technicians working in state-funded schools or colleges in the UK are eligible for these bursaries 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.
Fee-paying school or college (independent)£435.00

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

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