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NanoCamp!

Immerse yourself in the tiny world of nanotechnology, the manipulation of materials on the atomic and molecular level. This groundbreaking technology has applications in chemistry, biology, physics, materials science and engineering.

In this course, you'll investigate the power of nanotechnology by exploring new materials and building models to examine the way matter behaves when it’s 1/1,000th the size of a human hair! Talk with actual nanoscientists and nanoengineers and participate in a virtual tour of the University of Washington’s Molecular Engineering Materials Center (UW MEM-C). Practice lab techniques with hands-on demos to understand and characterize unique nanomaterials, then present your findings and your experience with the scientific method to the rest of the class. 

This course is offered in partnership with UW’s Molecular Engineering Materials Center (UW MEM-C).

Who It’s For

This class is for incoming 6th to 8th graders. 

Instructors

Caitlin Chamberlin earned a master’s in education with a science concentration from the University of Washington, and she’s taught at the Bertschi School since 2013. Before graduate school, Caitlin developed and taught field-based science courses at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island and for the Pacific Science Center. Caitlin loves to inspire students to be curious about their world.

Claire West is finishing her doctorate in chemistry at the University of Washington, where she makes mathematical and computational models to describe how light interacts with metal nanoparticles. Outside of her research, Claire is dedicated to fostering students’ passion for science and is committed to increasing inclusive practices at all levels (K–16) of STEM education. 

More Information

This remote course is taught via Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. The instructor will use a blend of whole group discussion, small group/partner work and individual work time. 

To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam.

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.

Details

Aug 16–Aug 20, 2021

Sect. A-1
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$370
Refund Deadline
Jun 21, 2021
Status
Closed

Aug 16–Aug 20, 2021

Sect. A-2
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$370
Refund Deadline
Jun 21, 2021
Status
Closed