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High School

As nanotechnology plays an ever increasing role in the advancement of science, engineering and technology, it is essential that students learn basic nanotechnology concepts. Using an atomic force microscope is an excellent pathway for a students first exposure to nano-scale concepts. For example, with an atomic forece microscope students:

Examples of AFMWorkshop customers at high schools include:

Roanoke Valley Governer's School for Science and Technology

Roanoke Valley Governer's School for Science and Technology

Students in this program use the AFM to scan samples and do senior research projects. As an example, a senior student studied the corrosive effects of chlorine on water pipes. This students projects won three special awards, and four ribbons as science fairs.

 

 

Irvine School District

Irvine School District

Using funds from the NSF Center for Chemistry at the Space Time Limit (CaSTL) Irvine school district purchased an AFM and ran an 8 year project. During the project, on an annual basis, a group of students had the opportunity to construct the AFM and learn how to operate it in a laboratory environment.

 

 

Orlando Science School

Orlando Science School

Based in central Florida, The Orland science school purchased a B-AFM. They use the AFM to show students how an AFM works and to scan samples including DVDs and CDs.