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Nanoscience Technology Courses:
NST100 - Introduction to Nanotechnology
Catalog Description: Introduces students to the concept of size and scale in relation to nanoscience. Topics include: common terminology, mathematics of nanoscale, current career opportunities; nanotechnology research; nanotechnology's role in modern medicine, agriculture and environment; ethics and the impact of nanotechnology on society. Prerequisite: BIO104 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher OR concurrent enrollment in BIO104 OR high school Regents biology and Regents chemistry each with a Regents exam grade of 75 or higher.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.Describe a minimum of 5 important historical events and figures in the development of nanotechnology
processes during the past century.
2.Describe the concepts of top down and bottom up fabrication for nanotechnology applications.
3.Explain the principles of Nanotechnology techniques.
4.Construct a concept map that describes the organization of and the job opportunities found within nanotechnology companies.
5.Describe manufacturing components including documentation (notebooks), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Quality Assurance (QA), and current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP).
6. Define intellectual property and patents, and identify what types of biological products can be patented.
7. Identify a minimum of five global and ethical issues that affect decisions made by researchers at
8. Plan, assemble and deliver an oral presentation and paper about an instructor-approved nanotechnology
9. Demonstrate proper laboratory skills to include: microscope use, serial dilutions, DNA extraction, and
remote access manipulation of various nanotechnology instruments
* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
1. History and Current Trends in Nanotechnology
2. The Science Behind Nanotechnology
3. Basic Techniques of Nanotechnology
4. Uses of Nanotechnology
5. Regulations, Patents and Society
6. Bioethics and the impact on Society
Effective Term: Spring 2018