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Fall 2021

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NST100 - Introduction to Nanotechnology

Credits: 3

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 ā€˜Cā€™ 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 the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:

1. Describe important historical events and figures in nanotechnology during the past century.
2. Summarize the general properties of atoms.
3. Compare and contrast top down and bottom up fabrication.
4. Summarize current nanotechnological techniques and industry needs.
5. Describe job opportunities found within nanotechnology companies based on educational levels.
6. Explain the steps of an environmental impact statement.
7. Describe biomanufacturing practices including documentation (notebooks), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Quality Assurance (QA), and current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP).
8. Identify regulatory agencies that approve nanotechnology products.
9. Differentiate between intellectual property, trademarks, and patents using examples from nanotechnology.
10. Describe global and ethical issues in nanotechnology.


Effective Term: Fall 2019