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 …

“Getting geeked” at UIUC’s Nano CEMMS summer institute

Coming into the UIUC Nanotechnology Institutes for Teacher Enhancement (UNITE) summer institute (sponsored by the UIUC Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS)), I only every thought of nanotechnology as the science that uses mini robots that are being developed to go into our bodies.  This dystopian myth (inspired by a childhood of Marvel comics) is perhaps Read More …