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Summer Camp Details   

Title: Shaping Human Future with Nanotechnology

Dates: July 6th - July 10th, 2020  (One Week)

Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm


Regular Price: $250/Student

Discounted price: $225/student  if booked before 3/31/2020

Limited Seats: 30 Maximum


Location: University of District of the Columbia

4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, 

Washington DC, 20008

Offered by the School of Engineering and Applied Science Research Center at UDC


3. Nanotechnology Summer Camp Agenda

Summer Camp Details:

Nanotechnology is a major factor behind present-day computers enabling us to do mundane work to rocket science. Nanotechnology is increasing the performance of solar cells, batteries, and hydrogen cars that will play a huge role in human survivability once Fossil fuel is gone. Finding the cure to the deadly ailment and health problems can be tremendously impacted by nanotechnology. Above all, nanotechnology can enable the invention of technologies that may transform an ordinary human into a superhuman. This workshop will engage high school students in hands-on activities to provide them first-hand exposure to critical processes utilized in nanotechnology. Participants will participate in an introductory discussion about the application of nanotechnology and will begin hands-on experimental modules to make their own nanostructures and devices. Our expert team will assist high school students in exploring exciting future career options in nanotechnologies and STEM areas.

This Whole Week of Summer Camp/course will cover the following Modules:

  1. Interactive discussion on the application of nanotechnology in making future computers (e.g., quantum computers), solar cells, biomedical devices, and training needed to be future inventors,

  2. Hands-on exposure via guided participation in nanostructure fabrication and characterization of solar cells,

  3.  Three hands-on projects and student competitions:

       Project-1 Design and build photomask for making nanoscale devices.

       Project-2: Photolithography (writing with light) for shaping nanoscale films.

       Project-3: 10-100 nm thick, thin film deposition and studying it under the microscope.

  4.  Proposal for new nanotechnology invention by students and Award ceremony


Learning outcome and benefits of the course: After this workshop, high school students will be able to understand the application of nanotechnology in computers, energy, health, transportation, etc. They are expected to get toolset to come up with innovative approaches for their school projects. This exposure may help the undecided student to explore the value of STEM careers and future directions.


About the course instructors:

Prof. Pawan Tyagi's expertise is in the area of integrating nanomaterials into devices and sensors for advancing futuristic computer technology, biomedical devices, energy technology, and advanced manufacturing. He has made the seminal contribution in the area of nanoelectronics devices and nanoscale sensors. At the University of the District of Columbia, he is serving as the founder and director of Nanotechnology Application Laboratory and leading several federally funded projects. Prof. Tyagi has published more than 30 publications. He is a passionate teacher. He has invented a new student-active teaching approach to teach challenging courses. Prof. Tyagi has also taught >200 high school students by serving as the instructor of Johns Hopkins University (JHU)’s Engineering Innovation program for ten years. Prof. Tyagi has 24 years of experience in materials science arising from his BS and MS in metallurgical and materials engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), industrial career, doctoral study at the University of Kentucky, and postdoctoral research at JHU.        

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