UIUC’s Nano CEMMS summer institute: new “bridges” and new projects (some with sci-fi in mind!)

In my last post, I wrote about some of the amazing advantages our society may enjoy thanks to research being done right now in nanotechnology, specifically at the UIUC Nano CEMMS labs.  The nice thing about the UIUC Nano CEMMS UNITE institute is that I can use a lot of the resources that we worked Read More …

Student perceptions, Google Earth and OBL

Last week, amidst all of the OBL debrief, I was really pushing my class to think bigger and more globally.  During some of our discussions about whether this changed anything, I got the sense that many of my students did not understand the importance of the lines that we crossed.  As more information was presented, Read More …