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An inquiry-based course in nano-photonics
Author(s): Christine Broadbridge; Jodi Calvert; Judith Donnelly; Jacquelynn Garofano; Nicholas Massa

Paper Abstract

We developed a curriculum to introduce nanotechnology and photonics concepts to community college students enrolled in a program designed to attract and retain students in technology associate degree programs. Working with the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena, an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, and the PHOTON projects, funded by the Advanced Technological Education program of NSF, we developed hands-on, inquiry-based activities to address the course goals: improve critical thinking, introduce science and technology concepts common to technology programs and provide opportunity to practice math skills in context.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7783, Optics Education and Outreach, 77830M (30 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859955
Show Author Affiliations
Christine Broadbridge, Ctr. for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (United States)
Jodi Calvert, Three Rivers Community College (United States)
Judith Donnelly, Three Rivers Community College (United States)
Jacquelynn Garofano, Ctr. for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (United States)
Nicholas Massa, Springfield Technical Community College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7783:
Optics Education and Outreach
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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