ORANGE:Oakton Remote Access to Nanotechnology Guidance for Educators

Date(s) - 02/17/17
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Illinois Science & Technology Park

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ORANGE:Oakton Remote Access to Nanotechnology Guidance for Educators – 4 Day Workshop

Nanotechnology Education, Employment and Economic Development Initiative (NE3I)

Friday, February 17, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


For high school and college science and technology teachers . . .

Oakton’s Remote Access to Nanotechnology Guidance for Educators (ORANGE)

Earn free graduate credit through Aurora University

 4 Day Kick-Off Workshop

February 17 & 24 and March 3 & 10, 2017

Oakton Community College Nanotech Laboratory

Illinois Science + Technology Park, 8025 Lamon Avenue, Skokie, IL


carbon nanoture and c60Over the next few years, the nanotech industry will need six million workers worldwide. Oakton’s free Nanotechnology Education Program, designed for science and technology  teachers, can give you the tools to help students get in on the ground floor of this rapidly growing field.


Workshop take aways:

  • Learn to use cutting-edge nanotechnology equipment via remote access.
  • Design a classroom activity to introduce students to key nanotech concepts.
  • Earn three semester hours of graduate credit through Aurora University, Aurora, IL.


Program Timeline:  

Registration Deadline – Friday, February 10, 2017
Event Dates Activities
Online Review December 2016 – January 2017 Review background material in physics, chemistry, and biology.
4 Day Kick-Off Workshop February 17 & 24 and March 3 & 10, 2017 Get hands-on experience with atomic force, scanning electron, and fluorescence microscopes; spectrometers and ellipsometers; and a qNano particle characterization device at Oakton’s state-of-the-art nanotech lab.
Classroom Activity Development March – April, 2017 With online support, create a nanotechnology classroom activity.
Activity Presentation May 2017 Present your activity via webinar to program participants and to the Oakton community at a STEM seminar.
2 Day Closing Workshop May 26 and June 2, 2017 Fine-tune activities, learn additional nanotechnology content, and gain a deeper understanding of the equipment.


Ongoing resources:

  • Tap into Oakton faculty for expertise and information.
  • Bring students to the nanotech lab for hands-on instruction.
  • Be part of an electronic learning community and support network.

Participation is open to US residents representing academic institutions and is free of charge, with priority enrollment supporting those applicants who intend to offer a



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