Subject: Remote Instrumentation & Data Visualizations Working Group
RE: RE: An idea for the future - Nanoscale Science Education
- From: "Klaver, Kristen" <>
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- Subject: RE: RE: An idea for the future - Nanoscale Science Education
- Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 10:45:56 -0600
I am a little confused, are you wanting us to participate in a proposal
or is the funding already available and you are looking for us to
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 4:15 AM
Subject: Re: RE: An idea for the future - Nanoscale Science Education
Here's an idea: Narrated tours through atomically resolved bionanocapes.
The images produced by atomic force microscopes can commented on by
outstanding research scientists in real time. During an online
conference, a moderator could take student questions.
This idea would demonstrate the power of Internet2, connect the bionano
research community in a powerful way and reach out to an existing K-14
I have developed a list of research scientists that might be suitable
collaborators, if you are interested in making this happen.
Since I'm new to your list here's a little blurb about myself.
I'm a NYS Authentic Science Research in the High Schools (ASR). I've
taken a year off to ease the transition of our newly adopted Chinese
daughter to her new family.
While she naps, I'm developing a web portal to recruit, challenge and
support research students. I'm gearing this site to a K-14 audience.
The intention is to challenge students to design solutions for medical,
health and global environmental problems. My focus is on bionanotech
designs. I have some experience in this field. Besides my daughter, it
is one of my life's passions.
For those of you unfamiliar with the ASR program: This three year
program provides high school students with an authentic experience of
scientific research. The students select an individual project of their
own choosing, read scientific papers, contact research scientists and
design and conduct experiments in their mentor's laboratory. The best
students produce papers(in peer-reviewed journals) and go on to compete
and win at local, national and international science competitions.
For those of you unfamiliar with bionanotechnology: This is an emerging
discipline that has resulted from the convergence of molecular biology
and nanoscale science (physics, materials science, and microprocessor
The nanoscale is 1000x smaller than the microscale reaching nearly down
to the atomic scale. It is the scale at which molecules operate.
The hope is to shrinking devices like microprocessors another 10-1000
fold, so imagine your desktop computer shrunk down to the size of your
wristwatch or even smaller. Inside that wristwatch would be a nanoscale
computer processor. Some even envision nanoscale computers embedded in
the very threads of your clothing.
Of course, those crafty little cells have been there first - operating
at the nanoscale for billions of years. A cell can be considered as a
package of approximately 300,000 to 1 million nanoscale components all
wonderfully orchestrated to perform the complex tasks of daily life.
LIFE IS GOOD!
- Re: RE: An idea for the future - Nanoscale Science Education, louieg, 03/25/2004
- <Possible follow-up(s)>
- Re: RE: An idea for the future - Nanoscale Science Education, Gregory Louie, 03/27/2004
- RE: RE: An idea for the future - Nanoscale Science Education, Klaver, Kristen, 03/27/2004
- Re: RE: An idea for the future - Nanoscale Science Education, Gregory Louie, 03/28/2004
- RE: RE: An idea for the future - Nanoscale Science Education, Klaver, Kristen, 03/28/2004
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