Kristin: Sarah and I have been busy promoting nanotechnology education to teachers in Victoria and South Australia.
On 23rd November, Sarah and I presented at STAVCON (the science teachers’ association in Victoria) on the utility fog workshop that we run to help groups consider the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology. This workshop forms part of the year 10 elective for nanoscience and nanotechnology at St Helena Secondary College. We also launched our workbook explaining the methodology.
Today we presented the SHINE program at a Teacher Professional Development (PD) Day hosted by CSIROSEC and Flinders University for secondary teachers in South Australia. Over 50 teachers attended today to hear presentations and get involved in experiments and demonstrations. My highlight? Performing a magic trick with shape memory alloy! The PD Day will be repeated again tomorrow.