ICE is all about Communicating Science, which means that since its founding in 1982 education has been a paramount objective. This commitment to education is directed to both students and teachers, and it is manifest through research experiences, teacher professional development, service learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, online learning tutorials, and adapting technology for students with physical and learning disabilities.
In addition to the structured educational venues described here, education is a part of everything we do. Hence there are strong educational components of our Outreach efforts, our Research projects, and our work to make recent developments in Nanoscience accessible to students and teachers. Of course our Kits and Publications are evidence of finished products that have resulted from our efforts.
Listed below are programs supported by ICE and NSEC for teachers and students that require enrollment. Click each link to find out more about the program.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), three related summer programs
- Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
- Teacher Workshops, including the ASM Materials Camp and Nanoconnections
- Nanoscience for Teachers, online course for middle school and high school teachers
These projects were created by past graduate students and RET participants. Their projects are now available for others to use.
- Nanoscience Webquests, interactive, online lessons for middle school
- Online Stereochemistry Tutorial, student tutorial on visualizing organic molecules
- Today's Science for Tomorrow's Scientist (TSTS), tutorials for middle school and high school students on current chemistry and engineering research
- ILAB, Independent Laboratory Access for the Blind