CNSI Nanoscale Microscopy Lab Summer Institute
Hands-on science learning opportunity for high school students.
Nanoscale Microscopy Lab is a one-week, hands-on, science learning opportunity for high school students on scientific imaging, a topic that is typically only accessible in an advance college level course. Specifically, students will be able to explore three key microscopy techniques for nanoscience research: fluorescence microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and electron microscopy. This one-week summer course offers an exploratory introduction to this important scientific skill for students as early as 10th grade at the high school level.
For participating students who intend to become science majors in college, this course will provide a foundational knowledge to a key element in the scientific method of observation. For participating students who might not pursue a science career, the course offers a glimpse on how scientists study the invisible world of atoms and molecules, which enable the water repelling clothes they wear to the smart phones they use. The course will focus on microscopy in Nanoscience, one of the most exciting fields in current research.