Notice: the ICE Online Store and Office will be closed through January 2021.

The ICE office will be closed from September 4, 2020 until January 4, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to ship orders during the fall 2020 semester. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. Questions or inquiries about kits or publications should be sent to If you have questions, please contact us by email at We will check and respond to emails twice a week during the closure.


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.