The Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Resource Center offers a nation-wide nanotechnology education approach that includes providing resources and assistance to the nanotechnology education infrastructure. These resources can strengthen and streamline efforts to ensure that students develop industry-relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities. In addition, the project maintains web courses and remote equipment access, as well as provides faculty professional development to ensure that faculty remain at the cutting-edge of nanotechnology advances.
The NACK Resource Center supports and grows partnerships between community and technical colleges and research universities to: 1) share resources and disseminate learning materials; 2) deliver web-based professional development workshops and webinar series; and 3) widely disseminate resources using the NACK website, nanoHUB, and ATE Central. Additionally, the Remotely Accessible Instruments for Nanotechnology (RAIN) network will continue to support current and develop new RAIN nodes, add new online-accessible characterization and processing tools to the network, develop ways to increase use of the network, and collect data to evaluate RAIN's impact on nanotechnology education.
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