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RET@ND

  1. 2. RET @ ND Program Information http://ret.nd.edu/
  2. 3. RET @ ND Programs <ul><li>Programs in the Following Disciplines: </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul>
  3. 4. Research Experiences for Teachers at the University of Notre Dame RET @ ND <ul><li>Summer Research Opportunities for Teachers in Notre Dame Science & Engineering Laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops in Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Learning Objects for the classroom </li></ul>
  4. 5. RET @ ND Program Benefits <ul><li>Research on Important Science and Technology Problems facing Society </li></ul><ul><li>Experience in State-of-the-Art Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment for the Class Room </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Education Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Stipend for Summer Research </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Classroom Modules </li></ul>
  5. 6. RET @ ND Summer Program <ul><li>6-8 Week Program Duration </li></ul><ul><li>Research Experience coupled with Development of Educational Materials </li></ul><ul><li>30+ Participating Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Up to $6,200 Stipend for 8-Weeks Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Education Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Full Access to ND Resources and Facilities </li></ul>
  6. 7. Engineering RET @ ND Program <ul><li>Newly-Funded NSF RET Site </li></ul><ul><li>Research Experiences on Important Problems Facing Society: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nano Science and Technology </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. RET@ND 2005 PROJECTS Connie Biegel, of Elkhart Memorial High School, worked on the LakeNet project. She constructed a low-energy light sensor.
  8. 9. RET@ND 2005 PROJECTS Nevin Longenecker, of Adams High School, worked on an Enzymatic Fuel Cell. His work involved evaluation of electrode materials, the immobilization process and cell design.
  9. 10. RET@ND 2006 PROJECTS Ian Lightcap , of Clay High School, South Bend, IN, worked with Professor Burns on environmental mineralogy pertaining to actinide transport.
  10. 11. RET@ND 2006 PROJECTS Lisa Vukovits, of Washington High School, worked with Professor Fein.
  11. 12. http://www.nd.edu/~ndnf Dr. Patrick Fay NDNF Director (574) 631-5693 [email_address] Michael Thomas NDNF Lab Manager (574) 631-7493 [email_address] Welcome to the University of Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility Home Page                                                                                       
  12. 13. Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility February 2001 <ul><li>Currently: 4000 sq. ft “cleanroom” includes wafer stepper, electron-beam lithography, and mask fabrication </li></ul><ul><li>Supported processes/ research </li></ul><ul><li>4  m LSI CMOS </li></ul><ul><li>III-V microwave and nanoelectronics </li></ul><ul><li>MEMS/ microfluidics </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular electronics </li></ul>
  13. 14. ND nano Research Projects
  14. 15. Integrated Circuit Teaching Lab
  15. 16. STUDENT PARTICIPATION Doug Lavanture worked briefly with Dr Bernstein in sputtering carbon nanotubes on a membrane in a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
  16. 17. STUDENT PARTICIPATION Adam Grandison worked in Dr. Nerenberg's lab for 2 years related to removal of impurities from wastewater
  17. 18. STUDENT PARTICIPATION Eric Bloom worked in Dr Nerenberg's lab in improving the performance of a microbial fuel cell
  18. 19. STUDENT PARTICIPATION Chris Morales worked for part of a summer with Dr. Bernstein with measuring solar cell efficiencies. 

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