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  June 17-20 (Tuesday-Friday), 2014    

Summer Student Nanotechnology Institute     

The Nanotechnology Program at Northwest Vista College will provide a unique Summer Student Nanotechnology Institute for High School (HS) students. The 4-day institute is free of charge to students who are accepted to the program. The institute is designed to bring in HS students who are interested in the field of nanotechnology, or STEM in general. Student candidates have to be nominated by teachers/administrators.

The nomination does not guarantee selection to attend the Summer Student Nanotechnology Institute. To be certain there is a good representation across the city of San Antonio, selections are based on area of interest, high school size, and geographic location. Nominating administrators/teachers and nominees will be notified of selection status by April 25 and confirmations of acceptance must be returned by May 02, 2014.

Every High School in San Antonio is encouraged to participate in the Summer Student nanotechnology Institute hosted at Northwest Vista College.

** Nominations are closed now.  Click HERE to see workshop agenda. Click HERE to see workshop pictures. Click HERE to see pictures for Lab Tour at UTSA and Last Day graduation ceremony. Examples of student's 3-hour "You're Hired!" project that was led by Dr. Kristi Jean from North Dakota:

1. National Association of Nanotechnology Obstacles 
2. Life Capsule
3. Eco-Dynamic Co. 

** Summer Student Nanotechnology Institute Learning Materials are available to be downloaded for educational purpose. All learning materials are contributed by NACK Center at Penn State University.

** Additional learning resources for following topics can be found at the Nano-Link:

1. Magic Sand: Free supplies can be provided by the Nano-Infusion project for your school year. It is under the heading Nano-Infusion. A completion survey is required to help with the NSF funding. Insta-Snow and Ringed Polymers are also within the Nano-Link website.
2. Gummy Capsules: Materials can be found at NiseNet for the procedure along with glow-in-the-dark materials. 
3. Gold Nanoshells: The video is available either at YouTube or NiseNet
4. More interactive learning materials can be found at the YouTube channel at "ndscsSTEM". 
 

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 June 16-19 (Monday-Thursday), 2014    

Summer Nanotechnology Educator's Workshop 

The workshop was hosted at Northwest Vista College and conducted jointly by Penn State University and University of New Mexico. Both institutions are leaders in nanotechnology education in the nation and have conducted similar workshops throughout the US and internationally. Click HERE to see the workshop agenda. Click HERE to see workshop pictures for Educators Learning & Teaching activities.Click HERE to see pictures for Lab Tour at UTSA and Last Day graduation ceremony.

Workshop Highlights:

    1. All STEM educators in local High Schools and Community Colleges are eligible to apply.
    2. Teaching and Learning Kits will be provided to participants and their classroom for free.
    3. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.
    4. Stipend is available for attending the 4-day workshop in summer 2014.   

Workshop Learning Materials are available to be downloaded for educational purpose. All learning materials are contributed by NACK Center at Penn State University.

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May 26-30, 2014 

6th Annual MEMS/NEMS Nanotechnology Cleanroom Workshop (for students) 

Nanotechnology students who participate in Micro/Nano-ElectroMechanical System (MEMS/NEMS) Workshop had the following learning experiences:

1. Synthesize nanomaterials and their characterization through three joint projects
2. Certified with Hazard Communication and Laboratory Safety Training
3. Certified with Hazard Waste Generator Training 

Please contact Qiaoying Zhou, Ph.D., at qzhou2@alamo.edu for registration. Application due: May 15, 2013.

Previous MEMS Cleanroom Workshop

 

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 February 21, 2014 (Friday)   

2nd Annual SANTF Conference     

The 2nd Annual San Antonio Nano-Technology Forum (SANTF) Conference is hosted at UTSA, one of the SANTF network sites. Registration is required to attend the conference. Poster session is available during the conference. The conference is partially supported by NVC and NSF under Grant No. (1205010).  

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 December 4, 2013 (Wednesday)   

SANTF Luncheon Networking    

Speaker: Dr. Xingguo Cheng, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)  

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   October 16, 2013 (Wednesday)   

 SANTF Luncheon Networking    

Speaker: Dr. Andrey Chabanov, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UTSA 

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    August 14, 2013 (Wednesday)   

SANTF Luncheon Networking

Speaker: Dr. Arumugam Manthiram, Joe C. Walter Chair in Engineering, Electrochemical Energy Lab (ECEL)

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  June 10-14, 2013  

Summer Nanotechnology Educators Workshop

The workshop was hosted at Northwest Vista College and conducted by NCLT (Nanotechnology Center for Learning and Teaching at Northwestern University). NCLT was founded as a NSF-supported center in nanoscale science and engineering education for grades 7-12 and community colleges to offer nanotechnology-focused, grade-appropriate curricular materials and lab experiments which can be effectively integrated into high school classrooms and community colleges. NCLT has conducted similar workshops throughout the US and internationally.

Workshop Highlights:

    1. All STEM educators in local High Schools and Community Colleges are eligible to apply.
    2. Teaching and Learning Kits will be provided to participants and their classroom for free.
    3. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.
    4. Stipend is available for attending the 5-day workshop in summer 2013.

*A Follow-up 4-day Workshop will be conducted in Summer 2014.

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May 27-31, 2013  

5th Annual MEMS/NEMS Nanotechnology Cleanroom Workshop (for students) 

Nanotechnology students who participate in Micro/Nano-ElectroMechanical System (MEMS/NEMS) Workshop had the experience:
1. Synthesize nanomaterials and their characterization through three joint projects
2. Certified with Hazard Communication and Laboratory Safety Training
3. Certified with Hazard Waste Generator Training 

Please contact Qiaoying Zhou, Ph.D., at qzhou2@alamo.edu for registration. Application due: May 15, 2013.

Previous MEMS Cleanroom Workshop 

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May 10, 2013 (Friday)  

Nanotechnology Club -- Field Trip to SwRI  

On May 10, 2013, the Nanotechnology Club at Northwest Vista College toured Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) facility. SwRI, headquartered in San Antonio, is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. Located approximately eight miles from NVC's main campus, SwRI's 11 technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as chemistry, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, engine design, mechanical engineering, electronics and more. SwRI occupies more than 1,200 acres and provides more than 2 million square feet of laboratories, test facilities, workshops and offices.  

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May 02, 2013 (Thursday)

SANTF Luncheon Networking

Speaker: Dr. Arturo Ayon, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Director, MEMS Research laboratory, UTSA.

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March 27, 2013 (Wednesday)

SANTF Luncheon Networking

Speaker: Dr. Mary Pat Moyer, CEO and Chief Science Officer, INCELL Corporation, LLC

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February 20, 2013 (Wednesday)

SANTF Luncheon Networking

Speaker: Dr. Arjun Sanga, Assistant President for Technology Transfer, Executive Director, STTM

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January 30, 2013 (Wednesday)

SANTF Luncheon Networking

Speaker: Dr. Rena Bizios, Peter Flawn Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UTSA

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November 16, 2012 (Friday)  

Nanotechnology Club -- Field Trip to DPT  

On November 16th, the Nanotechnology Club at Northwest Vista College toured the DPT R&D facility. The company offers comprehensive research and development services focused on liquid and semi-solid formulations, including aerosols, foams, lotions, creams, gels, and ointments...(read more

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November 12, 2012 (Monday)  

Nanotechnology Class Visit from P16Plus  

On November 12, the Communications Specialist, Cynthia Villafranco, at P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County visited our classroom at NVC. The mission of P16Plus is to insure that every child dramatically improves their educational success in school, college, and career within Bexar County. CLICK HERE to learn more about the nanotechnology classroom visit. 

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  October 19, 2012 (Friday)  

Remote Access -- Integrating High Tech Tools Into Your Classroom      

One of the challenging goals of all educators is to make authentic learning activities and engage students with relevant content. This can be especially difficult for STEM instructors when the property, principle, or structure students are investigating can only be observed with advanced scientific instruments or specialized materials that are too costly for the ordinary classroom. Join us to learn how Remote Access opportunities, offered by the NACK Center at Penn State University, can work in your classroom!     

The remote access workshop allows teachers to access/control the nanotechnology instrumentation at Penn State University at the comfort of your own classroom (no fees). It is a great opportunity for teachers and students to learn the state-of-art equipment in nanotechnology field. However, there is no obligation to incorporate remote access in your classroom.
 

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October 18, 2012   

San Antonio Nano-Technology Forum (SANTF) 

Inaugural Conference

SANTF aims to provide participants with information on the state of nanotechnology research in Greater San Antonio institutions, presents trends in industry and research universities, informs innovative applications of nanotechnology, information related to current work in progress towards establishing national skills standards, details the involvement and support of national professional societies, and the current technician education programs supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The newly formed SANTF strives to build stronger communication and networking opportunities between educational and private businesses, both regionally and nationally; to solidify pipelines in education and stimulate job creation in the Greater San Antonio area in the field of nanotechnology and STEM related fields.    

Mission:

SANTF brings together researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies in the Greater San Antonio area working in the areas of nanomaterials and nanotechnology to showcase innovations related to the development and application of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. 

Goal:

Establish a venue for local researchers, early-stage investors, venture capitalists, and industry leaders to gather and discuss developments in nanotechnology and its applications in the areas of Biomaterials, Energy, Clean Technology, and Sustainability.  

 SANTF brings together major technology players in the area to form strong alliances among the researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Alamo Community Colleges, Trinity University, Texas State University in San Marcos, and other educational institutions. SANTF promotes intellectual creativity in the area of nanotechnology that will create a strong nanotechnology base in San Antonio.    

The forum is expected to spur productive collaborations among the researchers in Greater San Antonio area and promote innovations leading to scientific discoveries and engineering innovations.  SANTF is committed to enhancing San Antonio’s nanotechnology future and establishing the Alamo City as a global leader in nanotechnology.   

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June 28, 2012 

Nanotechnology Advisory Committee Meeting  

Nanotechnology Advisory Committee Meeting was held on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss our current Nanotechnology curriculum and local industry changes and needs. We depend on representatives from business, government, and community organizations to review our curriculum, identify industry trends, and discuss the future of our nanotechnology program.
 
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May 21-25, 2012  

4th Annual MEMS/NEMS Nanotechnology Cleanroom Workshop  

Nanotechnology students who participated in the Micro/Nano-ElectroMechanical System Workshop will

  1. Synthesize nanomaterials and their characterization through three projects;
  2. Certified with Hazard Communication and Laboratory Safety Training
  3. Certified with Hazard Waste Generator Training

    Learn more... 

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May 04, 2012 (Friday)  

Nanotechnology Club -- Field Trip to UT-Austin  

On May 4th, 2012, the Nanotechnology Club at Northwest Vista College toured MRC cleanroom facilities at the University of Texas at Austin to observe how it carries out its mission in education and microelectronics research and development...(read more    

 

 

Program Coordinator

Qiaoying Zhou
Program Coordinator
Phone: (210) 486-4383
Email: qzhou2@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Fax: (210) 486-9097
Email: ecoppin@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Email: hmccreery@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201A