Notice: the ICE Online Store and Office will open for limited services July 12, 2021.

The ICE office and Online Store will be remain closed until July 11, 2021.

Due to building construction and limited staff the ICE office will remain closed through July 11. There will be no summer Fun With Chemistry Camps this year. The ICE Online Store will reopen on July 12, but only for limited service because of the restricted access to our facilities. From July 12-30 ICE will process and ship SMALL orders once a week to domestic locations only. 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. If you have questions, please contact us by email at We will check and respond to emails twice a week during the summer. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through a partial re-opening.

Research Experience for Teachers

During the funding period of the UW-Madison NSEC, ICE hosted RET programs. Participating teachers worked with NSEC education and outreach staff, faculty, and graduate students to produce nanoscience curriculum materials for use in their classrooms.

The teachers who participated in RET and their projects are:

Maynard Morin of Higham High School, Higham, Massachusetts developed this working model of a scanning probe microscope as a part of his RET program.

  • Nanoscience in Nature: A Webquest (grades 5–8)
    Jeanne Nye, Lake Mills Middle School, Lake Mills, Wisconsin
  • Middle School Self Assembly (grade 7)
    Peter Watts, Watertown High School, Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Physical Properties of Nanostructures (grades 9–12)
    Kevin Moore, Adams High School, Adams, Wisconsin
  • Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology (grades 5–8)
    Jeanine Gelhaus, Medford Middle School, Medford, Wisconsin
  • Gold Nanoparticles as Sensors for Sports Drinks (grades 5–12)
    Suzanne Folberg, O'Keefe Middle School, Madison, Wisconsin
  • An Inexpensive Working Model of a Scanning Probe Microscope (grades 9–12)
    Maynard Morin, Highham High School, Highham, Massachusetts

Other teachers who have participated in RET are Jason Strauss, Verona High School, Verona, Wisconsin and Martha Rathbun, Belvidere North High School, Belvidere, Illinois.

Support for the RET program is provided by the UW-Madison NSEC