Notice: the ICE Office will be closed through Monday, July 13th.

Due to UW-Madison campus access restrictions the ICE office will remain closed through July 13. The ICE Online Store will reopen on July 13 but only for limited service because of the restricted access to our facilities. Beginning July 13 ICE will process and ship SMALL orders once a week. We will aim for a processing time of 5-10 business days from receipt of order to shipping, operating within the constraints of very limited access. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through a partial re-opening. If you have questions, please contact us by email at We will try to respond within 48 hours.


ICE is all about Communicating Science, which means that since its founding in 1983 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.

Education Programs

Listed below are programs supported by ICE for teachers and students. Click each link to find out more about the program.