NCLT is committed to developing leadership capacity
in NSEE; the Center's overarching objective is the establishment
of a community of learner-teachers among colleges and universities
nation-wide. To this end, NCLT is developing and implementing
nanoscience coursework and degree programs at the community college,
four-year college and university levels. Programs for graduate
students and post docs that offer interdisciplinary research training
experiences are also in development.
Mason (Northwestern University) and Dr. Nick
Giordano (Purdue University) are spearheading efforts that
will lead to undergraduate degree programs, and Masters and PhD
certificate programs with emphasis in nanoscience. Course offerings,
as well as laboratory experiences for the students are being developed.
Hersam is working alongside Dr. Mason to establish an on-line
repository of resources for courses and supplemental modules.
Light and Denise
Drane (Searle Center for Excellence in Teaching at Northwestern)
are working toward establishing the necessary assessment and evaluation
protocols, as well as teaching strategies for undergraduate courses.