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Third NCLT Workshop for Science Teachers at Fisk University
June 22, 2008, by Weijie Lu, Fisk University

Sixteen science teachers from Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) have attended the 3rd NCLT Nanoscience Workshop at Fisk University from June 9 to June 20, 2008. The workshop started with warm welcomes from Prof. Kofi Lomotey, the Fisk provost, and Prof. Eugene Collins, Director of Division of Natural Sciences, and Ms. Sarah Baker, the science coordinator of MNPS. The NCLT program has become a bridge for nanoscience educational collaborations and partnerships between Fisk, MNPS, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt Universities.

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Participants of the NCLT PD workshop at Fisk University.
Teachers showing the C60 models.
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Teachers working at laboratory.
Teachers exchanging their experiences.

This is the 3rd year that MNPS science teachers have participated in the NCLT workshops at Fisk. The activities of the two-week long workshop included: (1) lectures of the NCLT nano-modules, (2) hands-on experiments and activities, (3) nanoscience introduction and curriculum development for 7-12 grades, (4) nanoscience seminars, and (5) teacher’s experience in implementation of nanoscience and plans for next year.

The NCLT program has impacted the school district with strong support from MNPS administrations. Six middle and high schools have implemented the NCLT nano-modules into various courses. During the workshop, the teachers have exchanged their experiences in implementation of the NCLT modules at their classrooms, and discussed the newly updated Tennessee science standards.

The NCLT workshop at Fisk University has been popular with MNPS science teachers and will continue in the summer of 2009. For more information on the program, contact the coordinator Prof. Weijie Lu at or visit

Last updated: June 25, 2008