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Concepts of Nanoscience for Non-Scientists

Tamara Floyd-Smith, Chemical Engineering Department, Tuskegee University, 522A Luther Foster Hall, Tuskegee, AL 36088, David Baah, Materials Science and Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088, James Bradley, Cell and Developmental Biology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, Michelle Sidler, English Department, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Rosine Hall, Biology, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, and Christine Curtis, Office of the Provost, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

A nanotechnology and ethics course, joint among Auburn University, Tuskegee University and Auburn University at Montgomery, was developed and offered for two semesters. The course was structured as a distance education course, and broadcasting equipment allowed students at all three campuses to view the lectures in real time. The course material was formatted for a freshman level science elective, and lecturers spanned all three campuses and various disciplines including but not limited to: chemical engineering (4 instructors), biology (2 instructors), philosophy (2 instructors), English (1 instructor) and history (1 instructor). The course overview and outcomes will be discussed.