MNTL Faculty Lead Our Community Outreach
Our outreach activities are faculty-driven. MNTL's researchers and faculty host workshops, hold specialized summer learning events, participate in "research experience for teacher" events, and conduct training for other researchers and students. Our faculty serve as academic role models, integrating research and learning, and increasing awareness of careers in science and engineering. They truly bring the idea of teacher-scholars to life.
Over the years, MNTL's engagement efforts have introduced nanotechnology to many local K-12 students, as well as high school and community college teachers and faculty. We have enabled hundreds of undergraduates to gain hands-on lab experience, and trained scores of researchers in bionanotechnology-related research topics and lab techniques. Take a look below, for a small sample of our outreach activities.
K-12 Nanotechnology Education
- Engineering Open House
- NanoSTRuCT, an outreach collaboration with B.T . Washington School in Champaign
- Science at the Market, sharing nanotechnology activities with the public at the Urbana Farmer’s Market