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February 16, 2006

Nanotechnology for Undergraduate Education - international collaboration encouraged

Nanotechnology for Undergraduate Education (NUE)

International, collaborative, and interdisciplinary

ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED: Teaching or Curric/Prog Development
Collaborative Activity
LAST REVIEWED: 02/15/2006
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND REQUIRED: Doctorate/Equiv Professional
Permanent U.S. Residents
AGENCY TYPE: U.S. Federal Government

The Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate education. The focus is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the social, economic, and ethical issues that surround nanotechnology. NUE projects are intended to enable individuals, departments, programs, or campuses to integrate nanoscale science and engineering into their curricula. Integration could take the form of a new course or courses, or modification of existing courses so that a substantial portion of the course content is based on nanoscale science and engineering. Integration could include a module or modules in courses that focus on issues of environmental or social change and new developments in nanoscale science and engineering, or a new course or series of courses that include those focuses. Proposals involving any part of the undergraduate curriculum are eligible. International collaborations that advance the underlying NUE goals and strengthen U.S. activities are encouraged. NUE emphasizes new approaches to undergraduate education through interdisciplinary collaborations.

SUPPORT PROVIDED: It is estimated that about 8-10 standard grants with a total of $2 million will be awarded pending the availability of funds. Each award will be a maximum amount of $200,000 for two years.

Posted by sharum at February 16, 2006 11:58 AM