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Teacher Workshops

Teachers participating in the annual NSEC Teacher Workshop hosted by the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, Illinois.

There is a long tradition at ICE of offering exemplary professional development programs for teachers, dating back to its founding. In the past we have offered summer workshops on chemical demonstrations and materials science. At present, in collaboration with NSEC, ICE offers a workshop that focuses on the integration of nanotechnology across the middle and high school curriculum.

ASM Materials Camp® 2012

This is a one-week professional development materials camp for high school teachers of STEM subjects (general science, chemistry, physics, math, and technology) and for middle school science teachers. It will be held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, August 6–10, 2012.

During this one-week commuter workshop, participants will learn the basics of materials science technology as taught at the high school level. They will also learn how to integrate into existing lesson plans low cost/no cost, simple labs and experiments. Subject areas included in the ASM Materials Camp are:

More information about the program may be found on the camp flyer or by contacting Andrew Greenberg at

Nanoconnections: A Workshop for Educators

Nanoconnections is a weeklong professional development program for Wisconsin teachers at which they can learn how nanoscience and technology connects across their curriculum. The summer workshop is hosted by ICE but takes place at The Discovery Center in Rockford, Ilinois, our museum partner. This highly interactive workshop provides teachers with more than 14 classroom-tested lessons and activities that can easily be implemented into any classroom. Lessons are presented on topics ranging from physical science to literacy.

These areas of curriculum are covered in Nanoconnections:

If you are interested in the activities presented or teaching a section of Nanoconnections in your local area please contact Andrew Greenberg at


Support for Teacher Workshops is provided by the UW-Madison NSEC