Corporate Partnerships

Communication with students is a challenging, but critical component of our program to motivate them to consider careers in science and technology. Student focus group input and teacher feedback clearly show that students want to meet company personnel and are motivated and inspired by them. As an example, students wanted simplicity in presentation (though not “dumbing down”) with increasing complexity as a result of student questioning, interactivity, and hands-on demos when practical. They also wanted any presentation to touch upon real-life applications of nanotechnology, the educational career path, and the presenters’ experience in reaching their positions. 

To this end, we have created the Outreach Providers Network (OPN), a group of company scientists, technicians, and businesspersons working in nanotechnology whom we have interviewed.   The links below are to a series of 10-15 minute recorded video sessions that will give students insight into the factors that led the interviewees into their fields and into their career paths. These interviews are readily available to you and to you students, either in the classroom or at home.  They provide a vehicle for ongoing class dialog about nanotechnology science and career opportunities.

 

Melissa Johnson, Sr. R&D Leader, Dow Microbial Control at Dow Chemical

http://www.screencast.com/t/LiwBVFHwtcsx


Cathie Markham, R&D Development Director, Dow Specialty Chemicals

http://www.screencast.com/t/9uk7OyNCyGli

 

Doug Cinoman, Innovation Director, Powder Coatings, ,Akzo Nobel

http://www.screencast.com/t/c8cd6qOX

 

David Luzzi, Professor and Executive Director, Strategic Security Initiative

http://www.screencast.com/t/0o8QBo04xfe

 

Nilesh Shah,Global Research and Development Director, Northeast Technology Center Site Leader, The Dow Chemical Company,  http://www.screencast.com/t/Lbkia3JR

 

Ian Harris, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, PChem Associates--  http://www.screencast.com/t/mBrjbANiIdj

 

Han Chao, Pavu Deshpande  Han Cao, Ph.D.  Chief Science Officer, Bionanomatrix

BioNanomatrix is developing new techniques to analyze DNA and other components of the genome http://www.screencast.com/t/osOeFiBC

 

Ben Legum, Professor, Clarion University, Consultant, Nanoblox http://www.screencast.com/t/Q6I1qGJBBLRI  NanoBlox uses a proprietary technique to produce nanodiamonds with an average size of 5 nanometers 

 

Joseph Bordogna, Professor of Engineering and Former Dean of Engineering, University Of Pennsylvania  http://www.screencast.com/t/XSDy3wq4Iw7V

 

Brian Ruby, Founder & President,Carbon Nanoprobes, http://www.screencast.com/t/YdUwcSmNHXq0

Carbon Nanoprobes is developing materials for use in microscopes that can image at the atomic and molecular levels  

 

John Mallamo, Vice President, Discovery Research,  Teva Pharmaceuticals http://www.screencast.com/t/a6gGgIhId

 

Greg Jablonski, President, PChem Associates http://www.screencast.com/t/pwQXI8l0

PChem Associates is an innovative materials provider of silver nanoparticle-based inks and printed product

 

Walter Warwick, Senior Technician, PChem Associates http://www.screencast.com/t/z198jMtgczZL

 

Bernardo Cordovez, Robert Hart, co-Founders, Optofluidics http://www.screencast.com/t/x5s61P7DBRls

Optofluidics develops and sells advanced nanoparticle analysis equipment. The NanoTweezer can measure individual nanoparticle surface interactions and chemically identify them

 

Phoenixville High School Nano Presentation to AP Students, Barry Stein, PhD  http://www.screencast.com/t/2zNOn4xYn

 

Phoenixville High School AP Students Nanotechnology Career Seminar, Barry Stein, PhD   http://www.screencast.com/t/G6WC5pjwH

 

Phoenixville High School AP Students Nanotechnology Career Seminar, Part 1, How do I get into the field?   http://www.screencast.com/t/ZhLSY4Kt

 

Phoenixville High School AP Students Nanotechnology Career Seminar, Part 2   Nanotechnology Applications and Student Questions  http://www.screencast.com/t/n6M3jzml

 

David Luzzi, PhD on Nanotubes  http://www.screencast.com/t/ooQWc33eIE

 

Nano Gold Preparation, Jim Murray, PhD  http://www.screencast.com/t/CCQgv04MX

 

 

 

Upcoming Info

 

  • We are developing new nanotechnology lessons.  Look for them in the near future.
  • We have expanded the relationship between schools and our corporate partners through our Outreach Providers Network (OPN).  It is our vision to bring corporate scientists, engineers, technicians, and business people into the classroom, using modern technology.  We have created a repository of short video interviews with our corporate partners for teachers use to show students the journeys that others have taken to careers in science and technology.   These interviews can be used in the classroom or for home assignments as the basis for discussions about nanotechnolgy careers.